Maine North Atlantic Institute at USM hopes to position Maine at center of the trade region’s growing economy
The University of Southern Maine unveiled plans Nov. 1 for the newly formed Maine North Atlantic Institute to forge greater business, educational and social connections between Maine and countries throughout the North Atlantic. The institute will bring together dozens of on-going projects in which USM students and faculty are working with schools such as Reykjavik University in Iceland and the University of Tromso in Norway, and businesses such as Whole Oceans.
There has been statewide support for Question 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot, from business and health care leaders to residents and more. The bond, if approved, will invest $49 million in the University of Maine System to fund workforce development and infrastructure improvements.
Fueled by industry, USM offers online course in aquaponics
USM's Department of Environmental Science and Policy is running an online course covering aquaponics and recirculating aquaculture systems, available for Spring 2019. The class is inspired by the two land-based aquaculture facilities planned for midcoast Maine.
What you need to know about upcoming Bond Question 4
If approved by voters on Nov. 6, Question 4 will invest a historic $49 million into Maine's public universities, including USM, to fund workforce development initiatives in nursing, engineering, computer science and more.