Research

Environmental Science student Maggie Walsh presents her poster at Thinking Matters 2013
STEM Student
Students work side by side with researchers in the Wise Lab
Students in Lab
Students having a fun experience in the archaeology lab
Future archaeologists
Students participate in research out in the field
Students in the field
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  • Resident Composer receives NEA Grant

    Professor Dan Sonenberg has received a $15,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the orchestration and production of the world-premiere of his opera 'The Summer King' with Portland Ovations at Merrill Auditorium. Concert is scheduled for May 8, 2014. Visit the link provided for information or to buy tickets. More 
  • Ecomaine Sculpture

    Creativity Has No Limits

    USM Art students Virginia Jarvi, Dylan Rohman, and Christopher Perkins, together with Professor of Art Michael Shaughnessy, created a 15' sculpture which was installed at Ecomaine's ash landfill entrance in Westbrook. The rescued pieces include flatware, bed springs, and lobster traps. It highlights the recycling that happens daily at the landfill. More 
  • Student Receives National Recognition

    Jeff Thompson, a USM computer science student mentored by Professor Clare Congdon recently received national recognition as an undergraduate researcher. He was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award (Male) 2013.  More 

News & Events

Patient Safety Academy logo
The No News is No News wallet card campaign introduced at the 2014 Patient Safety Academy has gained national attention by the National Patient Safety Foundation. The campaign inspired providers to coach patients to follow up on diagnostic tests, because no news does not mean good news.
Photo of Pious Ali. Courtesy of the Bangor Daily News
Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in the Muskie School of Public Service, took some time to sit with Alex Steed, of the Bangor Daily News blog "Steed", about his work and experiences with Portland's immigrant community.
Photo of Barbara Hart, Director of Law and Policy of Domestic Violence, Muskie School of Public Service
Barbara Hart, Director of Law and Policy of Domestic Violence, Muskie School of Public Service, was recently featured in a long-form piece for the Bangor Daily News. “The Offending Dilemma” takes a look at the practices used to rehabilitate domestic violence offenders in Maine.

Faculty Research

Three USM faculty members discuss their research: Dan Stasko, Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences; Francesca Vassallo, Associate Professor of Political Science; and Christopher Scott, Associate Professor of Exercise, Health, and Sports Science.

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.