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First five MIRTA teams showcase their discoveries

Five discoveries, including one designed to monitor the health of beehives using radar, were showcased by University of Maine faculty-led teams from the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) May 30 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus. The five MIRTA projects are: A high-value, low-cost geoinformatics system to better compile broad-scale […]

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UMaine’s 216th Commencement is May 12

More than 1,650 students, including 34 doctoral degree candidates, are expected to participate in the University of Maine’s 216th Commencement on May 12 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement will be held in two ceremonies, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are ticketed events and live streaming will be available. Tips for attending Commencement, […]

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College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture names outstanding student and faculty award winners

The University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture honored 24 undergraduate students for academic excellence, as well as eight graduate students and three faculty members at its annual celebration of excellence on Wednesday, April 18 at the University of Maine’s Wells Conference Center. Undergraduate student award recipients are: Frank B. & Charles […]

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UMaine dietetics students feed lawmakers minds

Graduate students in the University of Maine’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Program and Dietetic Internship took their expertise to Augusta this winter to help Maine’s legislators make informed decisions regarding nutrition policy. Emily Duran-Frontera, Anna Wright, Elizabeth Kowash, and Mackenzie Clapp culminated the communication effort by helping to host the Maine Academy of Nutrition […]

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How do Dam Decisions get Made?

Sarah Vogel investigates the human dimensions of dam relicensing Master’s student Sarah Vogel graduated from Tennessee Technological University with  dual degrees in Environmental Biology and Wildlife and Fishery Sciences, which gave her some of the skills needed for her work on the Mitchell Center’s Future of Dams (FoD) project. Sarah Vogel capturing bullfrogs. But it […]

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Grad student’s climate change art mentioned in Press Republican column

Jill Pelto, a graduate student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the opinion piece, “Artists engage the science of climate change,” published in the Press Republican of New York. Earth’s changing climate has brought artists working in all media to express in their own way […]

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Detecting scallop spawning

Skylar Bayer, who graduated last spring from the University of Maine with a Ph.D. in marine biology, has been studying scallops for six years in professor Richard Wahle’s lab at the Darling Marine Center. Her research addresses questions about scallop reproduction. Scallops are broadcast spawners, releasing their eggs and sperm separately into the water. Fertilization […]

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