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Patrick Doherty and Deedra Zeeh, sophomores in USM’s Pioneers Program, collaborated with professor of Engineering James Masi to develop a nano-particle alternative that is easy to implement at low temperatures in a lab or classroom setting.
To encourage Maine students to pursue studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, Nestlé Waters North America, the nation’s leading bottled water company, has pledged $100,000 to support the USM Pioneers Program.
Sappi Fine Paper North America, a leading global paper company, has pledged $100,000 over the course of four years to support the USM Pioneers Program.
Thirteen high school graduates from throughout Maine have been selected as members of the University of Southern Maine Pioneers Program Class of 2016. The Pioneers consist of high school graduates, from all different parts of Maine, with all different types of STEM majors.
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Pioneers Application Deadlines

Students wishing to become a USM Pioneer must submit a supplemental Pioneers application by February 12, 2014. On-campus interviews for the program will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014. Interviews take place in the John Mitchell Center on the Gorham campus.

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