Honors Program

Thinking Matters

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

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

The deadline to submit your abstract is FEBRUARY 23, 2018

Please submit an abstract, for consideration of your project, here: https://webapp.usm.maine.edu/ThinkingMatters

Abstract submissions may include up to 1536 characters

Need help or have a question about Thinking Matters?

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

  • To see examples of successful abstracts click here
  • Visit the Library's Digital Commons for additional abstract and presentation resources here
  • Click here for specific information about poster presentations
  • Need some inspiration for your poster presentation? Click here and here

Abromson Hall echoed with the sound of excitement as students from all disciplines and departments presented their innovative and creative capstone posters and oral presentations. For Thinking Matters 2016, students investigated a wide variety of topics, from fighting Ebola to investigating sex trafficking to even creating an adjustable robotic arm. 

To check out the wide range of research topics from Thinking Matters 2017 click here


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.