UMM Maine Policy Scholar Announced

This year’s Maine Policy Scholar from the University of Maine at Machias is Alyssa De Silva,  who is researching the impact of the decline of the bee population on Washington County agricultural industries, such as blueberries and cranberries. UMM Professor Megan Duff is overseeing De Silva’s project. The Maine Policy Scholars Program engages students in […]

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Welcome Back

Welcome Back Breakfast Honors Employees, Looks Forward

University of Maine at Machias President Sue Huseman kicked off the 2016-17 academic year Tuesday morning with a welcome back breakfast for faculty and staff. At the event, 12 people were recognized for 5, 10, 15, and 35 years of service. New faculty and staff were also introduced and Huseman provided optimistic updates regarding the […]

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Coral Lab

Coral Propagation at UMM Huge Success

In the cool, daylight basement of the Science Building on the University of Maine at Machias campus, a dozen research aquariums are bubbling away, tended carefully by senior student Clair Aldrich and Biology Professor Dr. Gayle Kraus. The salt-water tanks are filled with colorful fish, rippling eels, and shrimp the size of your hand that […]

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Lake Quality

UMM Student Uses Lake Quality Monitoring to Further Research

University of Maine at Machias junior Malcolm MacDonald uses a viewing tube to peer into the waters of Gardner Lake, testing visibility levels and taking water quality measurements. MacDonald is part of a statewide network of lake water volunteers but is also able to further his own research at UMM at the same time. MACHIAS, […]

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UMM Gardens Helping with Food Insecurity in Washington County

MACHIAS, Maine — Early each morning, while the leafy greens are still wet with dew, volunteers head into the two gardens on the University of Maine at Machias campus – one at the O’Brien House and a second behind Torrey Hall – to harvest the day’s bounty: lettuces, chard, kale, beans, carrots, squash, asparagus. Every […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Kelsi Bean, 11′

This week’s UMM Alumni Spotlight shines on Kelsi Bean of Saco, a 2011 graduate of the UMM Behavioral Science and Community Studies program. Kelsi is a third year medical student at the University of New England at Biddeford. Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now: After working as a paramedic in […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Erin Hughes Leighton, ‘11

This week’s Alumni Spotlight shines on Erin Hughes Leighton of Steuben, formerly of Canterbury, Connecticut. Erin is a 2011 UMM graduate with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is now the front desk coordinator at Sorrento Dental Associates.   Tell us a little about what you are doing now: As front desk coordinator, I wear […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Heather Woodhams, ‘11

This week’s Alumni Spotlight shines on Heather Woodhams of Seattle, Washington, who is originally from Topsham, Maine. She is a 2011 UMM graduate of the Marine Biology Program. Heather is currently a North Pacific Groundfish Observer. Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now: I currently work for Saltwater Inc., a contractor […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jack A. Frost, ‘89

The Alumni Spotlight shines this week on Jack A. Frost, Class of 1989, who is originally from Baldwin and now lives in Ellsworth. Frost graduated with a business education degree and is now the Director of Philanthropy for Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Foundation in Ellsworth.   Tell us a little bit about what you are […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jake Snyder, ‘14

This week’s Alumni  Spotlight shines on Jake Snyder, UMM Class of 2014 with a degree in Marine Biology. Jake lives in Canterbury, Connecticut, and is a research assistant at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point.   Tell us a little bit about what you are doing now: Currently, I am a research assistant at UConn […]

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