Graduate Students Celebrate Research Efforts

profile view of two students looking forward

On December 1, community members gathered to celebrate graduate research at the University of Southern Maine.

Graduate students immersed in research pursuits recently came together to celebrate
their efforts, in addition to learning about what other exciting projects are underway at USM. Among others, students from the Shaw Innovation Fellows and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Fellows programs were in attendance and shared details of their work. From topics such as building affordable housing, barriers to reproductive rights, economic empowerment through art, to humanitarian independence, our students are tackling weighty problems within our state and beyond!

Seeking to build more opportunities for graduate researchers, USM’s Office of Graduate Studies recently launched a new initiative, the Graduate Research Opportunity (GRO) Program. Funded by a generous grant from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF), this program supports graduate student research, scholarship, and creative activity that enhances key areas of professional development and skill sets for career readiness, and is open to all disciplines.