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USM/SMCC Students Exhibit Research at 2013 “Thinking Matters” Conference on USM’s Portland Campus

A student showing her poster at Thinking Matters

Want to know the best way to collect solar energy? What about significant contributions to photojournalism? Are you interested in protecting gray wolves? This small sample shows the wide variety of topics that University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College students researched during the past year and will present during USM’s annual “Thinking Matters” conference on Friday, April 26. This year, many of the projects focused on ways to improve the lives of Mainers.

Friday, on USM’s Portland campus, poster and mixed-media presentations will be held in the Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Oral presentations will run from 12 noon-4:30 p.m. in classrooms on the second floor of Payson Smith Hall. The event is free and open to the public, with free parking available in USM’s parking garage off Bedford Street.

Since 2003, “Thinking Matters” has fostered opportunities for students to collaborate with their professors on research projects and allowed students to present their work in an academic conference setting. Now, students and faculty from Southern Maine Community College have joined the conference.

See Thinking Matters for more information.