Thanks to an exclusive internship program between the University of Southern Maine (USM) and the Maine Medical Center Research Institute, students like senior Ron Helderman are able to embark on groundbreaking research studies. Ron has been mastering histomorphometry, one of the most advanced tools available to study bone disease.
Students in our open-concept Ci2 Lab are working with companies seeking developers for new technologies to get beta-testing experience, as well as Mainers with big ideas like Spose, a rapper who collaborated with USM students to create a companion iOS game for his latest album release.
A newly-opened free occupational therapy clinic on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Lewiston campus allows Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT) students to provide specialized therapy to real patients with limited or no health insurance. In a field with a growing workforce need, the clinic will make our students highly competitive.
Each semester, a dozen nursing students get in-the-field experience running two weekly nursing clinics while addressing the health needs of high poverty/highly diverse neighborhoods through the innovative Bayside Community Nursing Partnership.
The innovative Unum Scholars program offers up to a dozen USM students part-time work at the Fortune 500 insurance company each year. The students, whose fields of study include everything from risk management to English, are often hired full-time after graduation.
As demand for engineers in Maine continues to rise, our engineering programs grow and thrive. Our new magazine, USM Connects, highlighted recent engineering graduates in a three-part series, starting with Julie Doxsey '13, who works at Tyler Technologies — the largest public sector software company in the U.S.
We invite all students starting at USM in the Fall of 2018 to attend an engaging and informative Admitted Student Day event on April 6. You and your guests will be able to meet with faculty and fellow students and have some time to learn all about our university.
Grammy Award-winning professor Adam Ayan inspires students
An established mastering engineer at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Adam Ayan has also shared his knowledge with students at the University’s School of Music for 18 years, teaching courses on the recording and editing process of digital audio.
School of Music announces robust Spring 2018 season
The USM School of Music announces its full lineup of performances and events for the spring semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, a production of the musical “A Man of No Importance,” music education workshops and the Maine premiere of the choral masterwork, "Requiem for my Mother."
Alumna, former faculty Patricia Smith wins $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award
Patricia Smith, an alumna and former faculty member in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, has won one of poetry’s most prestigious and financially rewarding prizes — the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award at Claremont Graduate University, which comes with a $100,000 prize.
USM Art Department, galleries go 'grassroots' for Spring 2018 season
The University of Southern Maine's Department of Art and Galleries kick off their spring 2018 season of exhibitions and programs with "Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective" at USM's AREA Gallery, with much to follow in the coming months.
In the March 2018 episode of the University's popular television show, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests from the USM Master's in Occupational Therapy program, the USM Computer Science Department and the growing Tourism and Hospitality program to discuss the many workforce development initiatives being undertaken across the University.