Research

Thinking Matters


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.

The next installment of Thinking Matters scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014.

2014 Faculty chairs

Benjamin Bertram, 780-4944, bertram@usm.maine.edu

Terry Theodose, 780-4074, theodose@usm.maine.edu

2014 Schedule of Events

Thinking Matters Schedule

Poster Session Directory - Sullivan Gym

Oral Session Panels - Payson Smith Hall

Please View Presentation Abstracts Here:
Thinking Matters 2014 Abstract Book


Submission website is now closed.

Abstract submission deadline was March 6, 2014

The USM library can provide assistance with abstract writing, poster composition, and oral presentations; please contact Pat Prieto at pprieto@usm.maine.edu or Zip Kellogg at zkellogg@usm.maine.edu for more information.

Faculty members interested in using Thinking Matters as part of a course, please see suggested guidelines here; contact one of the faculty chairs listed if you have any questions.

Contact lcapitan@usm.maine.edu if you need PowerPoint poster template. 

RESOURCE MATERIALS:

Call for Abstracts

Poster Guidelines

Creating Posters Using PowerPoint

Poster Template Guide

USM Logos for Print Usage

Library Thinking Matters Support

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.