College of Science, Technology, and Health


USM Ecologist's Research Key in Maine's Decision to Reopen River to Alewives

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!

College of Science, Technology, and Health Celebrates Outstanding Students and Alumni

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.

Environmental Science student interviewed on Greater Portland's Channel 5

Environmental Science student Amanda Ek was interviewed on Greater Portland's Channel 5, Community Access television.

PBS Newshour Visits Wise Lab

PBS science correspondent Miles OBrien visited the Portland campus to report on the Wise Labs research on the health impacts of the widely used industrial heavy metal Chromium-6.

Sappi Fine Paper Invests $100,000 in the University of Southern Maine’s STEM Initiative

Sappi Fine Paper North America, a leading global paper company, has pledged $100,000 over the course of four years to support the USM Pioneers Program.

Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences Professors Present at National Conference

Brian Toy and Jim Schilling presented juried poster presentations at the 2013 meeting of the National Athletic Trainers’ Associations Biannual Athletic Training Educators’ Conference.

Professor Tom Knight Memorial Scholarship

Because of Tom's love of his students' desire to learn, and his infectious passion for his teaching and research, the Biology Department has established a fund in Tom Knight's honor for student scholarships.

Undergraduate Student Leads Writing of Published Book Chapter

The chapter writing was led by Catherine Wise, an undergraduate biology major, and describes the current approach the lab is using to understand the impacts of pollutants on whales.

USM Grad publishes report in SCIENCE

On November 9th, Science published a report on Germ Cell Migration, written by Ben Smith, a USM bio grad from six years ago, along with his doctoral advisor Bob Braun.

Members of USM's Athletic Training Education Program Use AED to Save Referee's Life

Anita Dixon, an alumni of USM's Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) and Athletic Trainer for Westbrook High School, was called into action at a preseason basketball game when a referee suffered a heart attack while working the game.