Department of Environmental Science and Policy


DES Students Sweep Maine Water Conference Poster Competition

Congratulations to DES students Miguel Barajas, Jason Duff, Jackie Allen, Amanda Martin, Amy Webb and Margret Welch for their winning posters!

Why Environmental Science Matters - Rob Sanford Interview

Read Dr. Sanford's interview about 'Why Environmental Science Matters'.

Feb 6th: Green Building and Sustainability in Higher Education Breakfast

Dr. Martinez will join a panel on "green" happenings on Maine’s college and university campuses on Feb 6th.

USM Establishes First Northern New England Chapter of Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Honor Society

The first northern New England chapter of Kappa Alpha Omicron (KAO), the international honor society in interdisciplinary environmental sciences/studies, is established at USM.

Malaga Island Exhibit Displayed at the Maine State Museum

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.

DES Student Research Featured in Maine Policy Review

Environmental Science student Miguel Barajas' research featured in Winter/Spring 2012 issue of Maine Policy Review.

USM Applied Energy Program Gets ‘Dream Home’

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 to present at the Northeast Regional SENCER meeting on Oct 22

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: MPBN Film Introduces Sustainability Science and the Little Fish That Could

"Desperate Alewives" documentary features USM researchers.

"Bed Bugs Have A Hard Life" - Dr. Joe Staples Quoted in on Maine Public Radio in Salt Institute Documentary

D.E.S. faculty talks about bed bugs...