College of Science, Technology, and Health

Science Cafés in the Atrium

Join us for Science Cafés in the Atrium!

Held at Portland Public Library on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Researchers from USM’s College of Science, Technology, & Health will share the real stories behind their research in Maine and why it’s important to us today, and in the future. 

The Science Café format is an informal approach to discussing and understanding scientific research and its relevance to people in their everyday lives.

Currently scheduled discussions include:

  • Edward Sihler, Cyber Security (October 10 & November 14)
  • Edward Gleason, Astronomy (December 12)

The events will be held in Portland Public Library’s open, glass-walled atrium that faces Monument Square in Portland and will offer light refreshments in an informal, casual atmosphere. Students, young professionals and anyone interested in getting the inside look at what scientists are doing – and why – are invited to attend.  The events are free and open to the public.

Sponsoring organizations:

The College of Science, Technology, and Health is a progressive unit of the University of Southern Maine that provides educational, research, and service opportunities relating to the application of science, technology, and health to the medical, industrial, educational, and business communities.  For more information, contact


Cornerstones of Science – bringing science to life in local libraries since 1999 - is the award-winning science literacy initiative based in Brunswick, Maine.  The mission of Cornerstones of Science is to connect people of all ages to science and technology through great books, programs and events at public libraries. For more information, contact


The library mission is to serve the Greater Portland Community by providing a diverse collection of books and other resources, with access to information resources worldwide. The library's services support the educational, informational, and recreational interests of all community members.  


Contact Name: Jennifer DeanContact Phone: 207-780-4149Contact Email:

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