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Susan Hunter will remain as UMaine flagship president through 2018

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Susan Hunter will continue to serve as president of the University of Maine System's flagship campus in Orono through June 30, 2018.

Maine Maritime hosts inaugural STEM Conference for Girls

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The Maine Maritime Academy is Castine hosted nearly four-dozen girls from nine local high schools for the first ever “STEM Conference for Girls” on May 21.

UMaine System unanimously reappoints Chancellor Page

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In a unanimous vote, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees has reappointed Chancellor James H. Page to continue serving at his post through June 2018.

300 students vie for $20K at UMaine competition

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The last time Mainebiz checked in with students at King Middle School's “makerspace” in Portland, students were hard at work constructing model wind turbines in advance of the annual...

Virtual reality at Husson becomes reality thanks to $1M gift

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Students attending Husson University in Bangor will no longer have to rely on daydreaming in the middle of a lecture to find themselves in another world — thanks to a $1 million donation from...

Aging workforce, lack of skilled workers leads to worker shortage in construction

A “perfect storm” has led to a shortage of skilled workers in Maine's construction industry, forcing some contractors in the state to turn down projects.

National Science Foundation awards Bigelow Labs $1.1M for microbe study

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $1,093,785 to the East Boothbay-based Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences to fund a study on microbes and their effects on oceans.

Haystack's new director looks at a future of inclusion

Laurie Schreiber |

Mainebiz contributor Laurie Schreiber spoke to Paul Sacaridiz, who stepped in as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts' fourth director last September, following the retirement of Stuart Kestenbaum, who...

Learning beyond the classroom at King Middle School's makerspace

James McCarthy |

The makerspace reflects a convergence of several important education trends that are based on the realization that teaching the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math benefits...

UMaine says 'cheers' to trend for more science in craft brewing

Lori Valigra |

UMaine food science and human nutrition professors Jason Bolton and Brian Perkins developed a course, FSN 121 Brewing with Food Science, and taught it over the past three years. Their idea caught on...

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