College of Science, Technology, and Health


FLIR Mobile Training Unit to Make First Visit to Northern New England at USM

FLIR Systems, a world leader in Thermal Imaging, will be bringing its Mobile Training Unit (MTU) to Maine and Northern New England for the first time on Friday, May 11, 2012. As part of a national tour, the MTU will be making a stop at the University of Southern Maine’s Applied Energy Lab Test House on the Gorham Campus.

Biology Students Present at NURDS

Two undergraduate Biology students, Hassan Shaleh and Robert Harper, presented their research poster at the Northeast Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium 2012 held at University of New England in Biddeford, ME, on Mar 11, 2012.

Biovation Working with USM Chemistry Students

A team of researchers from the University of Southern Maine has been working in collaboration with Biovation, a manufacturing company based in Boothbay, Maine. The team, which includes two undergraduate chemistry students, is being led by Dr. Lucille Benedict, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Biovation has challenged the researchers to investigate and analyze very precise amounts of gaseous chlorine dioxide that is present in a given volumetric space.

USM Faculty Provides Care to Olympic Athletes

Faculty member Ben Towne spent his February break in Lake Placid, NY, serving as an athletic trainer for the United States Bobsled and Skeleton teams.

Southworth Planetarium Launches New Public Science Lecture Series

Southworth Planetarium, located on USM’s Portland campus, has launched a new monthly series of science lectures.The series will kick off on Thursday, March 15 with a lecture titled ‘Are We Alone?: Earths, Super-Earths, and Hot-Jupiters,’ presented by Dr. Julie Ziffer, Assistant Professor of Physics.

Cape Elizabeth Wins Northern New England Science Bowl

The Cape Elizabeth High School “A” Team swept through the final round, defeating Waynflete to win the 2012 Northern New England Science Bowl, held Saturday afternoon, March 3, at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham.

USM Faculty and Students Research Indoor Air Quality in Homes Burning Wood

Last spring, a team of faculty and student researchers from the University of Southern Maine began groundbreaking research about the potential dangers of indoor air toxicity and pollution created by ash from wood and pellet stoves in Maine homes. The team’s research and findings are some of the first in this area of study.

New Degree Concentration in Community Recreation

The Department of Recreation & Leisure Studies now offers a degree concentration in Community Recreation which complements the department’s well established concentration in Therapeutic Recreation.

USM Applied Energy Program Gets ‘Dream Home’

USM’s applied energy program, which gives students hands-on experience in measuring and testing energy efficiency, has acquired its dream home.

Biology Student Researches Genetics of Alewives

Ellen McCann Labbe, a graduate student in the USM Biological Sciences Department, is researching the population genetics of river herring in the Gulf of Maine. She hopes to shed light on how landscape features and human activity have shaped the genetic differentiation between alewives in Maine watersheds.