UMaine Student Symposium pivots to new virtual format

The UMSS Executive Planning Committee is pleased to announce that the celebrated UMaine Student Symposium (UMSS20) which was postponed earlier this spring due to COVID-19, will now be held as a virtual event scheduled for Friday October 2, 2020. All presentations, exhibits, and other activities will be held using online collaboration platforms such as Zoom, […]

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Postponed UMaine Student Symposium

March 13 Update: UMSS20 Postponed

The UMaine Student Symposium will NOT take place on April 17, 2020. We continue to monitor directives regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and will update this page when we have more information about the rescheduling of this event. Project submissions will be held and can be used for the future date. We will share more details […]

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Travis Mills

Travis Mills announced as UMSS20 featured speaker

UMSS20 to feature inspirational speaker: Travis Mills The 2020 UMaine Student Symposium (UMSS20) is proud to announce Travis Mills as the featured speaker of the event. The Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant inspires others around the world with his motivational motto: “Never give up. Never quit.” His speech will teach and inspire attendees to […]

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UMSS20 Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: UMSS20

Join the hundreds of students presenting their research work and creative activities on Friday, April 17, 2020! The 2020 UMaine Student Symposium (UMSS20) has an open call for abstracts until March 13, 2020. All students – undergraduate or graduate – from the University of Maine or University of Maine Machias are invited to present their […]

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UMSS19 photo gallery now available online

UMSS19 Photo Gallery now available online

Photos from the UMaine Student Symposium held on April 10, 2019 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor are now available to view and download in this gallery online. Visit the UMSS19 Photo Gallery to see some of the projects and presenters in action. Do you have photos you would like to share? Send them […]

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The 2019 UMaine Student Symposium keynote speaker is Stuart Kestenbaum, Maine's Poet Laureate.

UMSS19 Keynote Speaker: Maine’s Poet Laureate, Stuart Kestenbaum

Nothing Like a Deadline: Some Thoughts on the Creative Process The UMaine Student Symposium (UMSS) celebrates student research and creative work each year. The 2019 UMSS keynote speaker is Stuart Kestenbaum, Maine’s Poet Laureate. His speech will be about creativity and how people are at their best when they have a framework and limitations.  Kestenbaum […]

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