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UMS Grand Challenges: Call for Concept Papers

Call for Concept Papers The UMS Grand Challenge Pilot Initiative: Rural Health and Wellbeing announced by Chancellor Malloy on September 27, 2019 has generated a good deal of interest and activity over the last few weeks. Teams are beginning to form and multiple concept papers are in active development. Concept papers are short documents that address the […]

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EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Call for Concept Papers

Please see below for information about an opportunity: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) Call for Concept Papers on the topic: “Harnessing the Data Revolution to solve problems of national importance.”  Sponsor synopsis: RII Track-2 FEC builds inter-jurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with […]

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New UMS R&D Plan and Grand Challenges

See below for a message from Chancellor Dan Malloy about the UMS R&D Plan and Grand Challenges. A Message from Chancellor Malloy UMS Colleagues, Earlier this year, University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy led the development of a multi-year plan for expanding research and development across the System and delivered that plan to the University […]

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RRF project in the news: New sensors track lobsters from trap to dealer

Andrew Goode, PhD student in the Marine Sciences program, has received recognition in Landings, a newsletter by the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance. Damian Brady is the Principal Investigator of this project, which was funded by the 2019 RRF Student Award. Click here to view the full article. Preview: “Just take the lower percentage,” said Andrew […]

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New Faculty Orientation for Research and Graduate Studies

ORD staff would like to share the following information which comes from the UMaine Research website: New faculty can choose between two sessions to learn how to be successful at research and graduate studies at the University of Maine. Dr. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, will present the […]

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NSF Fall 2019 Grants Conference

ORD staff would like to make UMaine faculty and staff aware of the opportunity to participate in a National Science Foundation Grants Conference this November. See below for information pulled directly from their website: The Fall 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference will take place November 18-19, 2019 in Boston, MA at the Boston […]

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Grants, Contracts, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workshop

The Office of Research Development is pleased to offer the “Grants, Contracts, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workshop” that will take place on Thursday, November 8th at 2:30pm in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union. In this talk, Dr. Terry Yoo will cover some perspectives on federal grantsmanship.  The discussion will include […]

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Interdisciplinary Research for Decision Making about Dams in Maine

PI: McGreavy, Bridie (Communication and Journalism, UMaine) Sector: Energy, Communications Partners: UMaine Abstract: The goal of our project is to advance research that analyzes stakeholder needs for information, perceptions about dams, and news media coverage to support decision making about dams in Maine and New England. We will complete the following objectives to reach this goal: (1) expand collaborative […]

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Leveraging machine learning and high-performance computing to deliver the spatial data needed by Maine's forest industry

PI: Legaard, Kasey (Forest Resources, UMaine) Sector: Computer Science, Forestry Partners: UMS Advanced Computing Group Abstract: Forest managers in Maine cite a lack of spatial information about forest resources (both timber and non-timber) as a key barrier to the planning and prioritization of management actions. Available commercial products are typically priced at levels that are viewed as too expensive […]

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Haptic Feedback Sensor Suite for AR-Enhanced Medical Simulators

PI: Howell, Caitlin (Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, UMaine) Sector: Biotechnology Partners: Zephyrus Simulations, LLC Abstract: Simulation has become a useful tool in medical training, allowing students to realistically interact with a simulated patient in a safe, controlled environment. A significant component of simulation-based training is the opportunity for students to dynamically interact and communicate with a simulated patient, so […]

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