Department of Environmental Science and Policy


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Martinez interviewed by WGME on spike in electricity bills.

USM Assistant Research Professor Daniel Martinez consulted with WGME-TV on a story about puzzlingly high electricity bills.

USM to host Maine Science Bowl 2018 on Saturday, March 3

More than 100 high school students will attend the Maine Science Bowl 2018 on Saturday, March 3rd on the Gorham Campus of the University of Southern Maine. The competition matches teams against teams in subjects ranging from biology, chemistry, space science, physics and math. The winning team will compete in the National Science Bowl, held from April 26 to 30 in Washington D.C.
Analies Dyjak

From a recent graduate

Good news and a blog from Analies Dyjak, Class of 2017, working and studying in Washington D.C.

Annual Maine Science Bowl

Volunteers and observers welcome to attend the 2018 Maine Science Bowl held March 3, 2018, at Bailey Hall on the USM Gorham campus.
USM Update December 2017

Replay: 'The USM Update' December 4, 2017

In this episode of "The USM Update," President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about exciting new research in aquaponics and USM's School of Business, as he extends his greetings for the holiday season while introducing music the sounds of USM's School of Music Chamber Singers.
Students studying aquaponics in Bailey Hall

From Tank to Table: Aquaponics Research at USM

USM's Environmental Science and Policy students have spent the fall semester studying aquaponics, a system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics.

SENCER Water Innovation Symposium

New England SENCER Center for Innovation Co-Directors Karen Oates , Rob Sanford , and Winnie Yu recently hosted ‘Water Innovation in Massachusetts,’ a day-long symposium in partnership with Campus Compact and the New England Water Innovation Network.
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A New Book by Robert Sanford, Ph.D.

"Environmental review is not an easy task, even for consultants and professional planners. There is a need for a general guide that presents the design, infrastructure, and environmental issues to address, what a reviewer needs to know about these issues, and how to interpret them. The book points the reader to accessible, low-cost resources to aid in the review process."
Dr. James Masi

Dr. Masi presents paper at Materials Research Symposium

Dr. James Masi presented at the Materiels Research Society Symposium in Boston on Nov. 28. His Paper, "Oxide/Silicon Heterojunctions for Photodiode and Photovoltaic Applications" was written along with Engineering students, Kyle Curley and Jacob Littlefield and will be published in the journal "MRS Advances".

USM grad student to serve on the Northeast Recycling Council

USM graduate student and alumna Megan Pryor has been named to the Northeast Recycling Council 2017 leadership team in a story covered by Recycling Today.