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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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WVII covers first season harvest for Black Bear Food Guild

WVII (Channel 7) covered the first harvest of the season for the Black Bear Food Guild, the University of Maine’s community-supported agriculture (CSA) share program. A university-owned farm in Old Town is run by three students from UMaine’s sustainable agriculture program. Local residents can buy a share of the season’s crops, and attended June 26 […]

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UMaine Geology Club explores glacial deposits, volcanic rocks in Iceland

In May, 19 University of Maine Geology Club members and two faculty took a 10-day field trip to Iceland. The focus of the student-planned trip was on glacial deposits and volcanic rocks in the south of Iceland. The group toured Thingvellir National Park, site of Iceland’s first government and the center of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge […]

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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 food science student lab Danielle St-Pierre

Student spotlight: Danielle St-Pierre

Hometown: Clifton Park, New York Danielle St-Pierre graduated in May with a degree in food science and a minor in chemistry. She is enrolled in an accelerated Master of Science food science program at UMaine. “I enjoy studying complex interactions between different compounds in food. This is part of what drew me to study kombucha (fermented, effervescent […]

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Student spotlight: Samantha Frank

Hometown: Windham, Maine Nursing major and four-time National Collegiate Wrestling Association champion Samantha Frank graduated in May. She recently concluded her career as a Black Bear grappler with a 44–0 record. “Wrestling is a good practice run for life. Nursing is really hard. The biggest thing for me is I have strong faith and a […]

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Student spotlight: Emma Fournier

Hometown: Turner, Maine In May, after just three years of college, Emma Fournier earned a degree in biology with a concentration in pre-medical studies. She teamed with assistant professor Allison Gardner to identify regions in Maine most vulnerable to Lyme disease and to explore if dogs are sentinels for Lyme disease transmission. “I love to […]

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Growing collaboration

Maine’s forest industry annually harvests up to 7 million cords of wood to build homes and make products. But only 25 percent of students in biology courses on six University of Maine System campuses knew incorporation of CO2 gas from the atmosphere into molecules by leaves is the process that contributes most to increase timber […]

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