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November 2013

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DigiFab '13

DigiFab '13

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, November 1, 2013, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, USM Portland
Contact Name: 
Greg Cavanuagh
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5450
Contact Email: 
gcavanaugh@usm.maine.edu

Digital Fabrication & 3D Technologies Conference & Expo

For more info & registration visit: http://www.DigiFabConference.com

Sponsored by the University of Southern Maine College of Science, Technology and Health and the Maine chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

The day-long conference will cover topics like trends in 3D printing, 3D scanning, rapid prototyping, CNC manufacturing, CAD design and other 3D technologies. The focus will be on emerging technologies and trends in manufacturing with sessions geared toward both manufacturers and educators.

The event will feature a keynote speech from Sherry Lassiter, the program manager for the Center for Bits & Atoms and the international FabLab network based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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The Meinersmann-Randall Transformed Model of Nursing Education

The Meinersmann-Randall Transformed Model of Nursing Education

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
213 Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4077
Contact Email: 
sjohnsonberz@usm.maine.edu

USM's Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) November speaker series explores a new model of nursing education with Dr. Krista Meinersmann and Dr. Carla Randall.

The Meinersmann-Randall Transformed Model of Nursing Education
Wednesday, November 6th
1:00pm to 2:30pm
213 Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

The Meinersmann-Randall Transformed Model of Nursing Education (M-R TMNE) embraces the ever-growing digital environment through use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), prior learning assessment, comprehensive testing, the flipped classroom methodology, and extensive simulation and clinical-based hands-on learning.

Learn more about this presentation.

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
 
2nd Annual State of IT in Maine Conference

2nd Annual State of IT in Maine Conference

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, November 8, 2013, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, USM Portland
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5960
Contact Email: 
Conferences@usm.maine.edu

This conference is the 2nd annual State of IT in Maine event; it will provide insights into current state-of-the-art technologies, upcoming events, and "disruptive technologies" that are occurring in Maine and beyond.

For more information and to register, visit:

http://mcsc.usm.maine.edu/itm2013

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 
 
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Technology Job Fair

Technology Job Fair

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME
Contact Name: 
Mariah Cunningham
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5378
Contact Email: 
mcunningham@usm.maine.edu

ThursdayNovember 14, 2013, 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland (Directions)

Companies will be seeking applicants in the following areas: Computer science, computer engineering, cyber security, electrical engineering, information technology, project management, and other technology-related fields.

If you are looking for a full-time job or internship opportunity, join us and come dressed for success!

Participating Companies include:
The Baker Company
CCB, Inc.
Cianbro
DeskNet, Inc.
Educate Maine
- Fairchild Semiconductor
Kepware Technologies
Page One Web Solutions
PC Construction
TD Bank
Texas Instruments
Tyler Technologies 
Unum
USM - Office of Graduate Admissions
Vantage Point Recruiting
WEX, Inc.
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 Woodward & Curran

There is no charge for this event and it is open to all qualified candidates. Free parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the Abromson Center.

Questions? Contact Mariah Cunningham at mcunningham@usm.maine.edu or 207-780-5378.

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Project Login Reception

Project Login Reception

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME
Contact Name: 
Brair Pelletier
Contact Email: 
bpelletier@usm.maine.edu

For students from Computer Science Department and Department of Technology

Participating organizations (as of 10/19/13): Blue Tarp, IDEXX, The Jackson Laboratory, Maine Medical, State of Maine OIT, Tyler Technologies, UNUM

For more information, visit www.projectlogin.com.

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
 
Science Cafés in the Atrium

Science Cafés in the Atrium

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: 
Portland Public Library
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Dean
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4149
Contact Email: 
jdean@usm.maine.edu

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:

  • October 10 - Edward Sihler, Cyber Security: Edward Snowden and Who's Watching You
  • November 14 - Edward Sihler, Cyber Security: A History of Modern Codes and Cyphers
  • December 12 - Edward Gleason, Southworth Planetarium Manager: Astronomy 101

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 jdean@usm.maine.edu

Website: www.usm.maine.edu/csth

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 cynthia.randall@cornerstonesofscience.com.

Website: www.cornerstonesofscience.org

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.  

Website: www.portlandlibrary.com

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Capitalizing on Creativity: Thinking Wrong, Doing Right featuring John Bielenberg

Capitalizing on Creativity: Thinking Wrong, Doing Right featuring John Bielenberg

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, November 18, 2013, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium
Contact Email: 
intern@mainecenterforcreativity.org

Maine Center for Creativity presents

Capitalizing on Creativity: Thinking Wrong, Doing Right

 

 

Who: John Bielenberg, Project M Founder

What: Creative Toolbox Seminar Capitalizing on Creativity Part 2: Thinking Wrong, Doing Right

When: November 18th, 2013 5:30pm- 7:30pm

Where: Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium

How: Presentation by John Bielenberg, followed by Q&A session

Why: Creative solutions are not found by thinking in the same old ways that created the problem. John Bielenberg founded Project M on the premise of “Thinking Wrong” as a means of making the world a better place through design. One of their projects, Alabamboo is a growing movement dedicated to strengthening the economic and social fabric of the rural south through re-imagining local agricultural enterprise. By introducing bamboo as a regional agricultural product, Alabamboofosters job creation, localizes production, and sustains clean air and water in the region.
“Thinking Wrong” is all about challenging our own orthodoxies or learned behaviors that inhibit true innovation and creative exploration. It is about generating a lot of possibilities before doing the much more analytical process of selection and execution. What John Bielenberg does best is help companies and their people find the courage and the sense of humor to consider whole new, wrong ways of bringing their stories, ideas, and innovations out into the world. Join us for an interesting and informative evening of “Wrong Thinking” and learn how to unlock the ingenuity in yourself and your employees.

Pricing: $35 or become a member of MCC for $35 and first Creative Toolbox is free!
$15 for MCC Members, Non-USM Students w/ valid ID
Free for USM Students w/ID

Space is limited. Contact intern@mainecenterforcreativity.org to register today.

For more information visit http://www.mainecenterforcreativity.org/capitalizing-on-creativity-how-to-lead-creative-people/

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
 
Maine American Mathematics Competition (AMC 8)

Maine American Mathematics Competition (AMC 8)

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
USM, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Eva Szillery
Contact Email: 
evaszillerymmsets@gwi.net

The American Mathematics Competitions is the longest running and most prestigious Mathematics Competition in the United States. AMC is the only way for a student to reach the USA Mathematical Olympiad.

The mission of the MAA's American Mathematics Competitions is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving skills through a fun competition. The students benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty. Furthermore, students gain the opportunity to achieve and compare themselves through competition with students in their school and around the US, Canada and several other participating countries.

Participation in the AMC competition starts with preparation. Students can prepare themselves. Thanks to the Internet, anyone can find students, teachers or mathematicians to discuss interesting math problems any time of the day, any season. If you visit the Art of Problem Solving website, you can find students from all over the country–indeed all over the world–discussing interesting math competition problems, from old competitions, or from the latest competition any time of day or night.

 For students of ages 8- 14.5:

http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/AMC_8_Problems_and_Solutions

The AMC 8 competition will take place at USM on November 19, 2013.

If your school is not participating in the American Mathematics Competitions, you may participate in AMC 8 being held at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

If you have questions, please contact Eva Szillery at evaszillerymmsets@gwi.net, or visit www.mmsets.org

For more information visit the nationwide website: www.maa.org, choose “competitions”

 Or, go directly to MAA AMC Frequently Asked Questions:

http://amc.maa.org/faq/faq.shtml

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