Read about students, faculty, researchers, and professionals who are pursuing STEM careers in Maine. Learn more about organizations in Maine that are focusing on STEM education and research.
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"IGERT student" weaves his education through a number of complementary programsUniversity of Maine
If you're looking for evidence of NSF EPSCoR's impact in Maine, the case of PhD student Andrew Doyle isn't a bad place to start. Doyle is immersed in the growing multi-disciplinary research network which has developed among four institutions - The Univers... » Read More
Associate Professor of BiologyUniversity of Maine, Farmington
Drew Barton teaches his students how to turn what they learn into action and tells them that they can make a difference, not just after they graduate, but while they're students at Farmington.
In his "Climate Change and the End of Fossil Fuel" class, ... » Read More
Sensor Science, Engineering and MathematicsUniversity of Maine
Kate Beard is a professor in the Department of Spatial Information Science Engineering at the University of Maine. She has been a research faculty with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) since its beginning in 1989 and cur... » Read More
Diane F. Cowan
Research ScientistThe Lobster Conservancy
Diane has worked as a research scientist and educator in the academic, government and non-profit sectors. In 1996, she founded The Lobster Conservancy with a vision of building a bridge to join all those sharing the common goal of maintaining a strong and... » Read More
Associate Professor of GeologyUniversity of Maine, Farmington
David Gibson's indoors lab classes encourage students to have strong presentation skills. He believes these skills are crucial in helping Geology students develop not only stronger information-gathering skills, but also stronger information-sharing skills... » Read More
Associate Dean and Director, Office of Minority Education, Office of the Dean for Undergraduate EducationMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
DiOnetta Jones is the Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Minority Education, Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prior to this appointment, she was the Director of Diversity Programs f... » Read More
Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Director of SPIREUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Leslie S. Lerea is Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Director of the SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmacology at UNC Chapel Hill. She completed ... » Read More
Associate Professor of Physics and AstronomyBowdoin CollegeWhen did you realize that you wanted to go in to Physics, and what was it that inspired you to do so?
I was slow to choose Physics. Though I took Physics in high school, I wasn't 'science girl.' I liked mathematics, but I really liked literatur... » Read More
Community, Economic, and Organizational Development
Stefan Pakulski currently Chief Executive Officer for the Kennebec Council of Governments and town of Readfield, has over twenty years of experience as an economic advisor in community, economic, and organizational development in the U.S. and overseas. ... » Read More
Mathematics InstructorMaine School of Science and Mathematics
Mr. Pedersen, Dean of the Faculty at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics and mathematics instructor with 30 years of experience, loves teaching, disc golf, ultimate Frisbee, hiking, nature, and mountain climbing. Indoors, he is an avid cook, card ... » Read More
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering; FBRI Managing DirectorUniversity of Maine
'I am bioprospecting for microorganisms that cleave ether bonds between lignin and hemicellulose. My laboratory isolates and characterizes the microorganisms and the enzymes responsible for the etherase activities. We are planning to scale u... » Read More
Professor of BiologyUniversity of Maine, Farmington
Mary believes that having a laboratory sets the pace and tone of the entire course and the science labs are the most important part of the course. Because of this, the connection between the lecture and the lab is critical.
Mary's Biology labs are ta... » Read More
Director of Multicultural Recruitment and Associate Dean for Student TransitionsBates College
Marylyn Scott was appointed Director of Multicultural Recruitment for the admissions effor in August 2006. Scott served as coordinator of diversity programs and outreach at Mount Holyoke College prior to Bates.
She helps recruit students, and then work... » Read More
Organic Crop SpecialistMaine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
Eric Sideman grew up just a stones throw outside of New York City where he could see the Empire State Building way off in the distance from his bedroom window. Slowly he edged north and to the country while he tested different colleges. During those years... » Read More
Professor of Physics and AstronomyVanderbilt University
; Fisk University
Keivan Stassun is Associate Professor of Astronomy at Vanderbilt University, with an adjunct position at Fisk University. Dr. Stassun serves as chair of the American Astronomical Society's Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy. He is also c... » Read More
Richard A. Wahle
Research Associate ProfessorUniversity of Maine
Lobster Recruitment Ecology - This research aims to develop a better understanding of the influence of the ocean environment on changes in populations of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. The work investigates processes op... » Read More
Forest Ecosystem ManagementUniversity of Maine
The emergence of a forest bioproducts sector will create a market for previously unmerchantable forest material impacting harvesting in the northeast. My work examines the amount of this material that is available for harvest and the implica... » Read More