Department of Environmental Science and Policy


The first northern New England chapter of Kappa Alpha Omicron (KAO), the international honor society in interdisciplinary environmental sciences/studies, is established at USM.
The story of Malaga Island and the sad evacuation of the island's residents one hundred years ago is being told at the Maine State Museum, as part of one of their new exhibits.
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Environmental Science student Miguel Barajas' research featured in Winter/Spring 2012 issue of Maine Policy Review.
USM’s applied energy program, which gives students hands-on experience in measuring and testing energy efficiency, has acquired its dream home. The university-owned building at 19 College Avenue on USM’s Gorham campus was built as a private home in the late 19th century. It features poor insulation, a fieldstone foundation and an old, oil-fired burner.
Dr. Robert Sanford, Professor of Environmental Science & Policy will be leading a workshop on writing science syllabi at the upcoming Northeast Regional Meeting of Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility (SENCER) on October 22nd at Stonehill College, in Easton MA.
"Desperate Alewives" documentary features USM researchers.
DES Students present their work at the State House in Augusta.
Several Department of Environmental Science students were lead authors on posters presented at the Maine Water Conference in Augusta this spring
Department of Environmental Science's Dr. Karen Wilson and Dr. Theodore Willis are co-authors on a paper to be published in Freshwater Biology entitled "Effects of an invasive crayfish on benthic invertebrate abundance, fish benthivory and trophic position."


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