Honors Program

Thinking Matters

Friday, April 20th, 2018 from 8am-7pm in Abromson Center, Portland Campus

Thinking Matters is an annual student research symposium that showcases innovative learning and creativity.

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Thinking Matters 2018 Schedule

8:00am-8:15am Opening remarks with light refreshments

8:15am-9:45am Oral/Poster Session 1

10:00am-2:00pm USM-Maine Gun Safety Coalition Walk Out Demonstration

  • 10:00am-10:30am Opening remarks in Hannaford Hall
  • 10:30am-11:00am Walkout to Payson Lawn
  • 11:15am-12:00pm Teach-In Breakout Session 1
  • 12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch
  • 12:45pm-1:30pm Teach-In Breakout Session 2
  • 1:45pm-2:00pm Closing session (Hannaford Hall)

2:15pm-3:45pm Oral/Poster Session 2

4:00pm-5:30pm Oral/Poster Session 3

5:30pm-6:00pm Celebratory Reception

6:00pm-7:00pm Lightning Talks in Hannaford Hall 

High-quality student-faculty research collaborations and opportunities are available to both graduate and undergraduate students. It’s an event that allows students and faculty to share their work with each other, their colleagues, and the general public. Students are encouraged to participate and present their research as posters or oral sessions. This year’s Thinking Matters is scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2018


Need help or have a question about Thinking Matters?

Refer to the resources below or contact us at thinkingmatters@maine.edu


The University of Southern Maine shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. Participants or attendees with a disability should contact Dr. Rebecca Nisetich, 780-4189, with requests or questions about accommodations.