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Koizar earns ‘M’ Club Dean Smith Awards

School of Biology and Ecology senior Sigi Koizar was honored with the Dean Smith award for the second-straight year this week. Koizar, who plays for UMaine’s women’s basketball team, boasts a 3.97 grade point average in biology with a pre-medical concentration and a minor in chemistry. The award is named for Dean Smith, an electrical […]

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UMaine student teams up to win the 2016 Northeast Dairy Challenge

Glens Falls, NY – Five students from five universities combined their business acumen and animal husbandry expertise to win the platinum award at the 2016 Northeast Regional Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge this November. Carly Amsden, a third-year animal science student in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture from Elliot, Maine, and her team […]

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What’s black and white and cute all over?

The newest addition at the J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center! Dynamite the dairy cow gave birth during the middle of a lab last week, presenting an unexpected hands-on learning opportunity for the students!

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Marine sciences undergrads to demo, launch unmanned sailboat on European voyage

Students in the University of Maine Marine Sciences Club are partnering with area schoolchildren to enter the 2016 Atlantic Miniboat Regatta with a nearly 5-foot unmanned sailboat equipped with GPS to track its voyage to Europe by way of the ocean currents. The regatta is organized by Educational Passages, a Belfast, Maine-based program that teaches […]

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Striding to better forests for native plants

It was a rainy afternoon in the Penobscot Experimental Forest when Shantel Neptune, a student in the University of Maine’s Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program, snapped a pair of garden loppers through neon pink flagging tape, culminating a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Neptune and the five fellow members in the Wabanaki Youth in Science (WaYs) group came […]

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Harvest fall fun at Witter Farm with Cabot Creamery

The University of Maine J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center will host Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s Open Farm Sunday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Members of the public are welcome to visit the farm for a family-friendly afternoon of free cheese, apples, games, and live bluegrass music. UMaine Applied Dairy Cooperative of Organized Working […]

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Video: The Green Endowment’s gifts keep growing

At the University of Maine, gifts can grow trees and the next generation of foresters. Meet Keith Kanoti, UMaine’s forest manager, and students Alexander Audet and Ben Thorne who gained hands-on experience this summer thanks to timber harvest from Green Endowment Lands. When friends of the University of Maine donate forest property to the Green […]

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UMaine Marine Sciences Boot Camp connects students to the ocean

The annual Marine Sciences Boot Camp at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC), in Walpole, offers first-year students an intensive preview of what their lives will look like as marine-science majors. “I loved every minute of it,” said Miranda Furnari, a student from Danvers, Mass. “It was so incredible to actually get a […]

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