Thinking Matters 2013

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Lourdes Alvarez
Contact Phone: 
Contact Email:

Innovative teaching and creative work – whether in a classroom, in a lab or in a studio – are the heart of any dynamic university culture.  At University of Southern Maine, it is showcased at Thinking Matters, a one-day, once-a-year conference, that is a capstone that reflects what's going on all year long in departments all across campus.  It promotes the high quality student-faculty research collaborations and opportunities available to both graduate and undergraduate students. Its 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.

Poster session is in the morning at Sullivan Gym from 8:30-11:30 AM.

Oral presentations are in the afternoon at Payson Smith Hall, 2nd floor, from 12:15-4:30 PM.

For more information:

or contact one of the faculty chairs:

2013 Faculty chairs

Karen Wilson, 780-5395,

Benjamin Bertram, 780-4944,

Research Mission

To support research, scholarship and creative activity to: promote knowledge, discovery and practical application to advance Maine's economy, communities and the quality of life for Maine citizens; to strengthen classroom education and transform the lives of students through real world learning opportunities; and to support faculty and staff commitment to excellence in scholarly accomplishments regionally, nationally and internationally.