College of Science, Technology, and Health


Maine Seniors magazine

Nursing professor and charity founder profiled in Maine Seniors magazine

USM’s Patsy Leavitt Thompson has joined Patrick Dempsey on the cover of the September issue of Maine Seniors magazine. Leavitt, an associate professor of Nursing, was interviewed about her work to create the Leavitt’s Mills Free Health Center in Buxton. The clinic provides a place for USM Nursing students to help people in the small town while gaining valuable real-world experience.
simulation lab

USM, UMaine System address state-wide nursing workforce crisis

The University of Maine system, and USM, are responding to a state-wide nursing workforce shortage with a plan to double nursing enrollment, expand nursing programs into high-need communities, and provide free nursing education for students with greatest financial need.
USM Update filming Sept 2018

'The USM Update,' Sept. 4, 2018

This season of "The USM Update," we are highlighting the many ways in which the University of Southern Maine is preparing today's students for tomorrow's careers through a number of career development initiatives targeted at filling the skill gaps in Maine's workforce.
green crab molting

USM alumnae, professor lead effort to eradicate invasive green crabs

Two USM alumnae and one professor are leading the efforts in eradicating the invasive European green crab, which has decimated soft-shell clam populations in Maine and New England. How? The answer is quite tasty.

Meet Jeremy Qualls, USM’s new dean of the College of Science, Technology and Health

A university education ought to be so much more than lectures, labs and tests, says Jeremy Qualls, the University of Southern Maine’s new dean of the College of Science, Technology and Health. “You come here for something that’s going to impart knowledge and a curriculum,” Qualls said. “You also come to change your mindset and change the way that you view the world, hopefully in a more positive way. Hopefully you’ll be a more Informed citizen: logical, connected, accepting and aware.”
USM School of Nursing - nurse student treating patient

USM announces new Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree

USM's School of Nursing addresses Maine's critical healthcare provider shortage by offering a new Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree. It will prepare students to provide comprehensive patient-centered care to adults and older adults with acute, complex and critical illnesses. Applications for Spring 2019 are being accepted now through October 1.

USM professors’ archaeological work featured in Portland Press Herald

USM Professors Rob Sanford and Nathan Hamilton’s archaeological work on Malaga Island was featured in the Portland Press Herald.

USM expert informs The Verge on Rep. Paul Ryan’s tale of car-chewing groundhog

Professor Christine Maher told the popular website The Verge that she’s never seen groundhogs chew up cars. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t chew up a Chevy Suburban owned by U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, she said.
Env Science Prof Theo Willis fishing for alewives

Environmental Science professors share important fisheries research

USM Environmental Science and Policy professors Karen Wilson and Theo Willis are speaking at an event where they are sharing their research on the millions of alewives that migrate from ocean to rivers and streams each spring and summer.
USM Professor of Environmental Policy Travis Wagner

Muskie School professor quoted in LA Times

Professor of Environmental Policy Travis Wagner discusses Starbucks' decision to discontinue plastic straws.