Honors Program

Thinking Matters

Thinking Matters is an annual student research symposium that showcases innovative learning and creativity.

Through Thinking Matters, high quality student-faculty research collaborations and opportunities are available to both graduate and undergraduate students. It’s an event that allows students and faculty to share their work with each other, their colleagues, and the general public. Students are encouraged to participate and present their research as posters or oral sessions.  Applications will be due early in the spring semester. Start working with a faculty mentor NOW so you can be ready to apply in the spring. 

Here's how awesome Thinking Matters went this year! Stay tuned for 2017!!!

Abromson Hall echoed with the sound of excitement on April 22 as students from all disciplines and departments presented their innovative and creative capstone posters and oral presentations. Students investigated a wide variety of topics, from fighting Ebola to investigating sex trafficking to even creating an adjustable robotic arm. Peter Handy, CEO of Portland-based Bristol Seafood delivered this year's keynote address. 

See more of this years Highlights of Thinking Matters 2016


Questions about THINKING MATTERS should be directed to:

Rebecca Nisetich, Director of Honors Program

Rebecca.Nisetich@maine.edu, (207) 780-4189.

The University of Southern Maine shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. Participants or attendees with a disability should contact Rebecca Nisetich, 780-4189, with requests or questions about accommodations.