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UM Machias Maine Policy Scholar in the News

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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Seven Students are Maine Policy Scholars

Students at each of the seven University of Maine campuses have initiated research on important policy issues for Maine in the Maine Policy Scholars program. This year’s scholars are Julianne McLaughlin (UMF), Hannah Cole (UMaine), Emma-Marie Banks (UMA), Shawn Cyr (UMFK), Elizabeth Wilson (USM), Alyssa De Silva (UMM), and Idella Thompson (UMPI). Their research covers […]

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Summer Government Interns Meet in the State House

This summer 39 student interns are serving in state, regional, and municipal government offices in Maine.  The interns recently convened in Augusta  to each discuss their summer internship position and tasks. Hosted in a wide range of government agencies and offices, the internships vary greatly in content, with topics ranging from communications, geographic information systems, and education policy to traffic design and wildlife monitoring.  The interns heard […]

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Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship Awarded

The Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship for 2016-17 has been awarded to UMaine rising senior Sierra Kuun for work she plans to carry out at the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. A chemical engineering major, Kuun is part of the MItchell Center Materials Management team. Her proposed research project will focus on household solid waste. The scholarship […]

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Public Affairs Scholarship Students at Research Symposium

Both undergraduate student recipients of the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship for 2015-16 made their final poster presentations at the 2016 UMaine Student Research Symposium on April 27th. Senior Economics major Garrett Raymond, advised by Sharon Klein, carried out a research project examining the economic feasibility of additional Maine license plate funding programs. Allyson Eslin, […]

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Research Scholarships Available

Funding is available for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct archival research at the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, Maine. (MCSlibrary.org) Students must spend at least 4 days at the library and submit a final product that has been developed in consultation with the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Library staff, and a faculty […]

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MCS Student Scholarships for 2015-16

Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarships for 2015-2016 have been awarded to two University of Maine undergraduates pursuing independent research. Allyson Eslin, a third-year student and triple major in Political Science, Psychology, and Economics, plans to study political decision making as influenced by a person’s psychological and economic attributes. Allyson will be working with researchers […]

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Maine NEW Leadership 2015 Begins

Today marks the start of Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership, an annual six-day undergraduate student leadership training program for women that aims to educate and empower young leaders. The program runs from Thursday, May 28 through Tuesday, June 2 at UMaine with trips to Augusta and Skowhegan. A diverse group of 28 students with a variety […]

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Maine Policy Scholars: Now Accepting Applications for 2015-2016

Applications are now being accepted for the Maine Policy Scholars program. It is open to juniors and seniors from all majors and provides substantial financial and research support to a student undertaking applied research on a Maine policy issue. Policy Scholars are students who become involved in the front lines of public policy in Maine. […]

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Maine NEW Leadership Institute Applications Open

The 2015 Maine NEW Leadership Summer Institute at the University of Maine from May 28 to June 2, 2015 is now accepting applications.  Offered by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, this six-day, residential non-partisan training program, provided at no cost to undergraduate college women, educates and empowers women to become civic and political leaders.  To be […]

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