UMSS21 Student Presentations


UMSS21 Program for Friday, April 16th, 2021

The Role of our Research University in Response to Crises

9:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
Opening remarks by Dr. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

9:15 a.m. – COVID-19 response from business leaders in Maine
Representatives from:

Abbott Laboratories:
Norman Moore, Director of Scientific Affairs

The Jackson Laboratory:
Nadia Rosenthal, Scientific Director

Puritan Medical Products:
Mehdi Karamchi, Vice President of Scientific Affairs
Timothy Templet, Executive Vice President of Global Sales
Virginia Templet, Marketing Manager
Derek McKenney, Engineering

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.- Late-Breaking Abstract Sessions
Student presenters talk about their research
Zoom meetings

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker
Dr. Nirav Shah, M.D., J. D., Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Flash Poster Presentations

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. – Technical Sessions
Student presenters talk about their research
Zoom meetings

Technical Session Zoom Links:
Allied Health Session
Arts/Interdisciplinary Research /Education Session
Biomedical Sciences Session Password: 952542
Business Password: 874661
Engineering and Information Sciences Session Password: 899160
Natural Sciences Session 
Physical and Mathematical Sciences Session Password: 005279
Social Sciences and Humanities Session

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. – Overview of Scholarship Opportunities for Students Involved in Research
By the Office of Major Scholarships
Opportunities for on-campus funding as well as national and international scholarships for students involved in research

2:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
Summer CUGR Fellowship and MSGC Research Experience Awards
Graduate UMSS21 Category Awards
Undergraduate UMSS21 Category Awards

List of Majors in each Category

Allied Health

  • Animal and Veterinary Sciences
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Arts

  • Jazz Studies
  • Music; Music Performance
  • New Media
  • Intermedia
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre

Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology

Business

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

Education

  • Art Education
  • Athletic Training
  • Child Development and Family Relations
  • Elementary Education
  • Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Music Education
  • Secondary Education

Engineering and Information Sciences

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information systems
  • New Media
  • Spatial Informatics; Spatial Information Science and Engineering

Interdisciplinary Research

  • Projects spanning 2 or more colleges or departments 

Natural Sciences

  • Biochemistry 
  • Botany
  • Earth and Climate Sciences
  • Ecology and Environmental Sciences
  • Economics
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Financial Economics
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Forest Operations
  • Bioproducts and Bioengineering
  • Forestry
  • Marine Sciences 
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Zoology

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Communication
  • English
  • Global Policy
  • History
  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Languages (French, Spanish)
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women’s, gender and sexuality studies