College of Science, Technology, and Health
USM, as a member of the Maine Space Grant Consortium, has received funds to award undergraduate ($2,500) or graduate ($5,500) student fellowships plus $500 towards travel. Applications due by October 11, 2013!
To encourage Maine students to pursue studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, Nestlé Waters North America, the nation’s leading bottled water company, has pledged $100,000 to support the USM Pioneers Program.
The USM College of Science, Technology and Health and the Maine chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers are launching a new conference this fall covering various topics in high-tech manufacturing, like three-dimensional printing.
Thanks in part to research performed by USM ecologist Theo Willis, Maine has reopened the St. Croix river to alewives. As explained in a Public Radio International article, this decision could possibly restore tens of millions of fish to the Atlantic food chain. A potentially amazing recovery for a fish that was being considered for listing as an endangered species!
On April 25, 2013, 250 students, family members, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of CSTH gathered to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the College's students and alumni. This year, over 130 students and alumni received scholarships and awards, with scholarship awards totaling over $380,000 from CSTH.
Environmental Science student Amanda Ek was interviewed on Greater Portland's Channel 5, Community Access television.
PBS science correspondent Miles OBrien visited the Portland campus to report on the Wise Labs research on the health impacts of the widely used industrial heavy metal Chromium-6.
Sappi Fine Paper North America, a leading global paper company, has pledged $100,000 over the course of four years to support the USM Pioneers Program.
Brian Toy and Jim Schilling presented juried poster presentations at the 2013 meeting of the National Athletic Trainers’ Associations Biannual Athletic Training Educators’ Conference.
Because of Tom's love of his students' desire to learn, and his infectious passion for his teaching and research, the Biology Department has established a fund in Tom Knight's honor for student scholarships.