Building a jet engine was Ryker Turcotte’s idea. He grew up fascinated with aviation and chose to major in mechanical engineering at USM. He and fellow senior Dave Stevens engineered the first turbo jet engine designed and built by USM students. It may be the first, but it won’t be the last!
Professor Lucille Benedict has found a way to help students earn better grades in chemistry while helping a local business improve its product. Students are learning to analyze the chemical makeup of beer and are sharing their results with Allagash Brewing Company, who benefits by having a partner for lab testing.
Ziffer, LaSala, and Gleason discuss water on Mars on 'Maine Calling'
USM professors Julie Ziffer, Jerry LaSala, and Ed Gleason chatted about the significance of the recent discovery of water on Mars and if, someday, humans will be able to colonize the Red Planet on the October 7th edition of the MPBN program.
A hemlock forest on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Gorham campus is about to get "smart." The forest, popular for both recreation and education, will host new remote environmental monitoring technology. The Smart Forest project provides real-time access to data online, opening up exciting opportunities for collaboration, research, and hands-on learning.
USM Athletic Training Student Leah Dell wins quiz bowl, earns scholarship at Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association conference
As the first USM Athletic Training student to compete in the quiz bowl, let alone win, the victory assures Dell a place in the National Athletic Trainers' Association national student quiz bowl as the representative for District One of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association.
What happens when eight USM students from varying disciplines unite over a shared passion? You get Timeshock Games: the video game company established in the Ci2 Lab at USM. Learn how the team came together to release its first title, Sloth Action.
USM Art alumnus Justin Levesque '10 has always been intrigued by Iceland. Now, he's taking what he learned at USM and exploring the growing connection between the arctic nation and the state of Maine through his multimedia project, ICELANDx207.
Plan for two-year International Early College at USM moving forward
After receiving unanimous support from the University of Maine System (UMS) Board of Trustees' Academic and Student Affairs Committee, the proposed plan for an International Early College at USM has been fully approved by the UMS Board of Trustees.
USM named among top 25 'Military Friendly' public universities in the country
Initiatives such as accepting credit for military training, veterans-specific orientation, the creation of an admissions liaison for veterans and specialized training for faculty and staff earned USM recognition as one of the top 25 Military Friendly public universities in the country.
From Northern Lights to Southern Nights, Valentine's Day with pianist/USM faculty Laura Kargul and violinist Ron Lantz
Pianist and USM professor of music Laura Kargul and violinist Ron Lantz, founding member of the Portland String Quartet, will present another of their popular Valentine’s Day concerts on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland.