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Free for students! Join us for the State of IT in Maine Cyber Security Conference on Friday, November 8. The conference provide insights into current state-of-the-art technologies, upcoming events, and “disruptive technologies” that are occurring in Maine and beyond.
USM is pleased to announce its undergraduate chemistry program has received accreditation from the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Edward Snowden’s revelations regarding mass surveillance programs employed by the United States has sparked debates about finding a balance between the need for national security and the privacy of citizens. USM cybersecurity researcher Edward Sihler will lead a science café discussion exploring this debate on Thursday, October 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Portland Public Library.
Mike Wing, Director of the Pioneers Program, is featured in a WMTW 8 video report on Maine's brain drain problem and how USM programs are addressing the issue.
USM, as a member of the Maine Space Grant Consortium, has received funds to award undergraduate ($2,500) or graduate ($5,500) student fellowships plus $500 towards travel. Applications due by October 11, 2013!
To encourage Maine students to pursue studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, Nestlé Waters North America, the nation’s leading bottled water company, has pledged $100,000 to support the USM Pioneers Program.
The USM College of Science, Technology and Health and the Maine chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers are launching a new conference this fall covering various topics in high-tech manufacturing, like three-dimensional printing.
Thanks in part to research performed by USM ecologist Theo Willis, Maine has reopened the St. Croix river to alewives. As explained in a Public Radio International article, this decision could possibly restore tens of millions of fish to the Atlantic food chain. A potentially amazing recovery for a fish that was being considered for listing as an endangered species!
Problem solving, puzzles, LEGO robotics and modular origami are all part of a Junior Engineering and Mathematics summer program for students grades 3-8. The summer program will be held at USM in Portland during the week of June 24th, the week of July 8th, and the week of July 22nd.
On April 25, 2013, 250 students, family members, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of CSTH gathered to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the College's students and alumni. This year, over 130 students and alumni received scholarships and awards, with scholarship awards totaling over $380,000 from CSTH.

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