Celebration of Student Research
and Creative Activity

Join us for the start of the academic year featuring five consecutive days of celebration

Each day will include a live, student-led performance, an undergraduate student research highlight, and a TedX-style talk from a UMaine faculty member.

This is part of the Research Learning Experience (RLE) initiative, a pilot program that invites students to find their passion and make impactful connections through hands-on learning and the creation of new knowledge, which is supported by a generous donation from the Harold Alfond Foundation.

Aug. 23–27, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Hutchins Concert Hall, Collins Center for the Arts

Free and open to the public.

To request a reasonable accommodation, write umaine.alerts@maine.edu.

Collins Center for the Arts

Monday, Aug. 23  |  1:30–2:30 p.m.

Student Jazz Combo performance, with Nathan Williams, saxophone; Owen Markowitz, percussion; Myles Kelley, keyboard; Robben Harris, bass

Opening remarks: Provost John Volin

Student Research Highlight

Seth Campbell

FEATURED SPEAKER

A CHANGING CRYOSPHERE

Seth Campbell
Assistant Professor of Glaciology


Tuesday, Aug. 24  |  1:30–2:30 p.m.

Maine Steiners performance, with students Isaiah Grace, Tor Bright, Michael Flannery, Travis Burt, Jon Dube, Brad Duplisea, Isaac Black, Elijah McTeirnan, Simon Roussel

Student Research Highlight

Dan Barrett

FEATURED SPEAKER

THE GISMONTI PROJECT

Dan Barrett
Lecturer in Music

Accompanied by pianist Laura Artesani, Chair and Associate Professor of Music


Wednesday, Aug. 25  |  1:30–2:30 p.m.

Student performance by flutist Megan Howell, accompanied by pianist Laura Artesani

Student Research Highlight

Anne Knowles

FEATURED SPEAKER

A DIGITAL REIMAGINING OF GETTYSBURG

Anne Knowles
Colonel James C. McBride Distinguished Professor of History


Thursday, Aug. 26  |  1:30–2:30 p.m.

Literary performances by students Camerin Seigars, Iris LeCates, Paige McHatten and Shania Soler, student contributors to UMaine’s undergraduate literary journal “The Open Field”

Student Research Highlight

Sandra De Urioste-Stone

FEATURED SPEAKER

USING SOCIAL SCIENCE TO FOSTER RESILIENCE

Sandra De Urioste-Stone
Associate Professor of Nature-Based Tourism and Assistant Vice President for Research


Friday, Aug. 27  |  1:30–2:30 p.m.

Student Pep band performance (outside of the Collins Center)

Engineering Demonstration

Closing Remarks: President Joan Ferrini-Mundy

Student Research Panel Discussion

Habib Dagher

FEATURED SPEAKER

BUILDING OUR CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE: THE ROLE OF FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND

Habib Dagher
Professor of Civil Engineering, and Executive Director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center