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Assistant Professor Julie Ziffer of USM's Physic's Department
Dr. Ziffer, Assistant Professor of Physics,has been studying and researching asteroids in our Solar System for several years with a focus on asteroids made of ice rather than rock.
School of Nursing students and faculty at the University of Southern Maine care for the people in Maine through participation in one of eleven community partnerships.
An innovative astrobiology-scientific ballooning project for Maine high school and college students will hold its inaugural high-altitude balloon launch on May 9 at the University of Maine at Farmington, the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) announced today.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.

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