Research learning experiences at UMaine
The spark for me to do research really came from a freshman year class that I took.
UMaine Graduates on their Research Learning Experience
I got to go down to the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of the NASA robotics mining challenge team and being able to go down there to the NASA center was incredible.
My sophomore year I was actually a special projects intern at the on-campus Hudson Museum. So I got to do a bunch of cool things like handle artifacts.
Growing up, like, I was always interested in research but I never really thought I could do it as a freshman coming into college.
This work is very fulfilling because it allows me to feel like I’m having an impact, as an undergraduate. I was really drawn to the University of Maine, especially for the opportunity to have undergraduate driven research here.
I love that it’s never the same thing. I love that it’s constantly changing, you’re constantly innovating, constantly working with new technologies and new ideas.
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You’re doing something that’s novel and it makes you just question and think about the world and what we know in different ways.
Ana Eliza Souza Cunha:
It’s really important to just get involved. You can find your passion that way. It helps keep your eyes open to other opportunities.
So, I definitely think that research has played a very good, positive, role at my time at the University of Maine.
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