2018 Event Archives

Thank you all students, faculty, and staff for participating and support UMSS18. Please mark your calendars for UMSS19 to be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Our 2019 Keynote speaker is Stuart Kestenbaum, Maine Poet Laureate. If you are interested to serve on the organizing committee of UMSS19, as volunteer or judge, please visit our sign up page.

UMaine Student Symposium: Research & Creative Activity

Researchers and scholars came together to present their posters and exhibits, hear their presentations, view short performances, participate in arts and humanities round-tables and discover the value of Maine’s only public research university.

The UMaine Student Symposium is free and opento the public.

Each and every visitor, presenter, co-presenter, author, and co-author planning to attend the symposium are required to individually register (it’s free!):

Watch this space for updates!

For more information on Poster Submissions.

For more information on Exhibit Submissions.

For more information on Oral Presentations.

Please visit our Schedule Appfor this event.

Please read our Book of Abstractsfor a comprehensive summary of research.

More information on transportation:

Transportation to and from the Cross Insurance Center is available to University of Maine students. Departures from the Memorial Union bus stop take place on the hour, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Vans departing the Cross Insurance Center for campus take place on the half hour, ending at 5:30 p.m.
To reserve a seat, please email julie.cheville@maine.edu.

UMSS18 Program Overview – Tue. April 17, 2018, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME

From To Arena (posters/exhibits) Ballrooms/Meeting Rooms (Oral Presentations)



7AM 8AM Setup Easels – Volunteers Setup Computers/projectors – Volunteers
8AM 9AM Number easels/tables – Volunteers Load presentations – Volunteers
9AM 10AM Setup posters – presenters Check slides – AM Presenters
10AM 10:15AM Opening Ceremony
10:30AM 12:15PM AM Session AM Session
12PM 1PM Lunch/Jazz Ensemble Check slides – PM Presenters
1PM 1:30PM Fellowship Awards – Provost
1:30PM 3PM PM Session PM Session
3PM 3:30PM Afternoon break Reverse Job Fair setup – Invited Students
3:30PM 4PM  Keynote Speech
4PM 5PM  Symposium Awards


5PM 6PM Poster take down – Presenters Business connect / Reverse job fair
6PM 6:05PM Prep for 3MT Presentations
6:05PM 6:10PM Welcome
6:10PM 6:20PM Top two 3 min thesis finalists
6:20PM 6:40PM Door Prize Drawing
6:40PM 7PM Wrap Up Event