Department of Environmental Science and Policy


USM hosts Maine Regional Science Bowl

Nearly 100 high school students from all over Maine gathered on USM's Gorham Campus on Saturday, March 4 for the Maine Regional Science Bowl. The winning team, Cape Elizabeth, will travel to Washington D.C. this spring for the national championship.
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science manages the National Science Bowl®, and sponsors the NSB finals competition.

USM to host Maine Regional Science Bowl on March 4

About 100 high schoolers from across Maine will compete at USM's Gorham campus Saturday, March 4, in the annual Maine Regional Science Bowl. 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 27 to May 1 in Washington D.C.
The winter 2017 issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement.

USM professors and recent graduate published in an international journal

USM Professors Rob Sanford and Joe Staples developed a comprehensive test about ecosystems along with recent USM graduate Sarah Snowman.
Our parks, our future panel discussion

USM Corporate Partners' "Our Parks, Our Future" event sparks vibrant discussion

On Tuesday, January 31, USM Corporate Partners kicked off its 2017 event series with a full room for “Our Parks, Our Future: An Evening with David Evans Shaw, Shawn Gorman and Lucas St. Clair” at Hannaford Hall in the Abromson Center.
library ESP study room

Dedication of Gorham Library Study Room

Members of the Environmental Science & Policy Student Group put their own touches on one of the Gorham Library's study rooms. This "Enviroslap" was designed and built by Matthew Jones, Nolan Sullivan, Victoria Hill and Owen Blease.
CSTH students

CSTH Student Recognition Ceremony

Six ESP students were recognized this fall by the College of Science, Technology & Health as scholarship recipients. Those recognized were; Chi Bui, Brooke Byers, Kassandra Girard, CiAnne Plummer, Jennifer Sawtelle, and Lisa Willey. Pictured are Dr. Rob Sanford, Chi Bui, Jennifer Sawtelle and Lisa Willey.
Senator Collins and Jennifer Gardner

Breakfast with Senator Collins

The Resources First Foundation invited Environmental Science & Policy students to it's Eggs and Environmental Issues Breakfast this year with Senator Susan Collins. Analies Dyjak, Jennifer Gardner, and Victoria Hill, along with Professor Robert Sanford attended the breakfast. Jennifer managed to get a selfie with the Senator.
USM & Longfellow Students

USM students helping local children learn about environmental science

ESP's Wetlands Ecology students spend a Friday morning exploring a local wetland with 5th graders from Portland's Longfellow School.

ESP Graduate Maggie Welch Featured in PPH Article About Ticks in Maine

ESP Graduate Maggie Welch featured in Portland Press Herald article about ticks in Maine.

ESP Class Creates the Portland's East End Sustainability Trail

Department of Environmental Science and Policy created a 1.3 mile self-guided sustainability trail of Portland's East End neighborhood.