College of Science, Technology, and Health


Analies Ross-Dyjak

Alumna's employer nets $400,000 investment on 'Shark Tank'

Analies Ross-Dyjak, who graduated from USM in 2017, is part of Hydroviv, a growing company that builds and sells individually-optimized drinking water filters. Earlier this month, the start-up secured a $400,000 investment on ABC's popular television show "Shark Tank."

Environmental Science Weekly Blog "The Weekly Anthropocene"

USM Environmental Science Student Initiates News Blog

USM hosts Maine Science Bowl

The University of Southern Maine hosted the Maine Science Bowl 2019 on its Gorham campus. The competition, featuring over 100 high school students, matches teams in STEM subjects such as biology, chemistry, space science, physics and math. WCSH-TV talked with students, who said they liked competing with students who shared their scientific interests.
Taping "The USM Update" April 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' April 2019

In the April episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine (USM) Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi steps in for President Glenn Cummings and welcomes guests to talk about scholarships, graduate programs that put students to work and the many opportunities for students to study languages at USM.

USM’s Theodore Willis talks aquaponics with Bangor Daily News

USM’s Theodore Willis was featured in a Bangor Daily News story on aquaponics. The story — looking at the state of aquaponics in Maine — examined Willis’ use of the growing technique in a USM laboratory and travel by classes to commercial growing facilities.

Weekly Event Highlights

A selection of events from around the university between March 14-21.
Joe Staples with mosquitos

Hands-on insights into insect chemical ecology with Professor Joe Staples

For the past decade, Joe Staples, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Southern Maine (USM) has made training the next generation of environmental researchers his priority.
Rachel-Lasley Rasher

Dr. Lasley-Rasher receives grant to study ecological effects of dam removal

Dr. Rachel Lasley-Rasher, Assistant Professor of Biology, was recently awarded a grant by the University of Maine System's Research Reinvestment Fund. The project focuses on understanding how zooplankton prey communities have changed following dam removals and habitat restoration efforts in the Penobscot River estuary. These funds will support the work of Biology graduate student, Erin Bucci, and a summer intern.
Associate research professor Theodore Willis growing aquaponics at the University of Southern Maine

Theodore Willis, PhD in The Bangor Daily News

Theodore Willis, PhD of USM Environmental Science and Policy comments on Aquaponics in The Bangor Daily News.

USM professor says Oumuamua is a 'rocky body,' not an alien creation

USM Professor Julie Ziffer believes that a tumbling, cigar-shaped object in space — named “Oumuamua” — is more likely to be debris than an alien “light sail” or probe, two theories raised by a Harvard University astronomer.