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Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare for industry demands

Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak is leading a charge to strengthen food science majors’ understanding of science and engineering by replacing lecture-centered instruction with active-learning strategies. The University of Maine associate professor of food processing is directing a multi-university project to boost math knowledge and problem-solving skills of food science majors for careers in food processing, food […]

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CUGR announces 2018–2019 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2018–2019 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. Funding for […]

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Gallandt, students interviewed for BDN article on Maine academic agriculture programs

Eric Gallandt, a professor of weed ecology at the University of Maine, as well as Madison Lawler and Delaney Overlock, undergraduate students in the sustainable agriculture program at UMaine, were interviewed for the Bangor Daily News article, “Modern agriculture programs in Maine emphasize food production science, policy.” There are fewer family farms in Maine than […]

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BDN interviews UMaine Coral Club

The Bangor Daily News interviewed the recently formed University of Maine Coral Club and gave tips for keeping coral as a pet. “They are insanely gorgeous, the colors they produce. Everybody likes a good fish tank, but everyone likes it more when there’s corals in it,” said Megan Dunnock, the club’s president. “The chance to […]

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Student spotlight: Grace Smith

Meet Grace Smith of Holden, Maine, who was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina and moved to Maine at age 8. This summer, the junior molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry double major with a minor in computer science, who also is in the Honors College, interned at the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research in […]

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Student Spotlight: Emily Lavertu

Hometown: Frenchville, Maine Food science and human nutrition student Emily Lavertu is on a mission to help others with Type 1 diabetes like herself. She is the junior camp coordinator at Cary Medical Center’s Camp Adventure, a camp for Type 1 diabetics ages 13–17. Emily plans to graduate in 2020, and her goal is to […]

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Student spotlight: Sarah Boomer

Hometown: Hampden, Maine Sarah Boomer, a senior nursing major who will graduate in December plans to work in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or as a labor and delivery nurse. She hopes to find a job in the Portland or Bangor area. “Nursing is in my blood. My mom is a neonatal nurse practitioner, […]

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Undergraduate research for Maine’s marine economy

Diatoms, sugar kelp, green crabs, lobsters and oysters are iconic organisms on our coast. Their roles in marine ecosystems, their importance as fished and cultured species and their responses to changing ocean conditions were topics of SEA Fellows’ research from Casco Bay to Eastport this summer. The third annual SEA Fellows Symposium featured the work […]

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Shanghai social work students visit UMaine

Eight undergraduates and one professor from the social work department of Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU) in Shanghai, China are here for a three-week exchange with the University of Maine School of Social Work and the Intensive English Institute (IEI) July 1—20. The students are receiving English language support from Erin-Kate Sousa of the IEI and […]

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