Beyond the Classroom: The intersection of biology, aquaculture, and the Maine seafood industry
The invasive green crab species that has been wreaking havoc on Maine coasts has met its match: our students, alumni, and faculty. We’ve partnered with environmental research organization, Manomet, to save an industry — while bolstering another.
At the helm: New dean aims to enhance our culture of mentorship and belonging
“You come here for something that’s going to impart knowledge and a curriculum. You also come to change your mindset and change the way you view the world. Hopefully, you’ll be a more informed citizen: logical, connected, accepting, and aware.” – Jeremy Qualls, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and new Dean of the College of Science, Technology, and Health
Gaining international trade experience — on the Maine coast and abroad
As the state’s businesses have expanded global trade, particularly in the North Atlantic, we’ve forged partnerships with regional trade companies and with Iceland’s Reykjavík University. At the center of those partnerships are enterprising students like Economics major Shaelan Donovan '18.
Go beyond the campus tour — meet our faculty, learn about our academic programs, our deep community engagement, and why our university remains an affordable option. Why? Because there’s no better way to choose a university than by meeting the people who will help you earn your degree.
School of Nursing tackles statewide workforce crisis
The USM School of Nursing produces more nursing degree graduates than any other school in Maine. Of the roughly 500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, more than 350 work in area hospitals, preparing their skills to combat a projected 3,200-strong statewide nursing shortage in the next five years.
Seth Percy '19: Engineering the future of medicine
Though he studies in the Department of Engineering, USM senior Seth Percy isn't just an electrical engineer. With a concentration in computer engineering, the 25-year-old from Bath is looking to make a difference in the field of medicine — through robotic intervention.
There’s no better way to choose a university than by experiencing it! Several academic departments have curated special events just for high school seniors and their families this fall. Select an area of study to immerse yourself in and you'll meet faculty, sit in on a class, tour our facilities, and get a feel for life on campus.
The new episode of "The USM Update" discusses our focus on workforce development ahead of a $49 million bond package, Question 4, going before Maine voters Nov. 6. If approved, Q4 will fund program and infrastructure improvements at USM and the entire university system. On this episode: how the bond package would help USM's Nursing and Engineering programs; bridging Maine's workforce skills gap through internships; and one alumna's groundbreaking work in international trade.
Promises kept and dreams fulfilled — through education
Financial entrepreneur Shirl Penney visited USM to relate how his education and his mentors helped him to break the cycle of poverty, meeting with the inaugural class of the USM Promise Scholars, a group of 19 young people from Maine who were selected for their leadership potential, ability and willingness to give it back to the world.