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2011 Maine EPSCoR State Conference

September 26, 2011
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono

(Click on the links below to view presentations)

PRESENTATIONS
Monday, September 26, 2011: Wells Conference Center
Welcome and Introduction
  • Michael Eckardt, Vice President for Research, University of Maine
  • Henry Blount, National Science Foundation EPSCoR Office Head
  • Vicki Nemeth, Director of UMaine Research Administration & Maine EPSCoR
Maine EPSCoR Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI):
Maine EPSCoR Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI): cont.
  • Towards a Generalizable Approach to Sustainability Science Research
    • Shaleen Jain, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UMaine
    • Kathleen P. Bell, Associate Professor, School of Economics, UMaine
  • Crossing Boundaries for Sustainable Solutions:
    • Brian McGill, Assistant Professor of Ecological Modeling, School of Biology & Ecology & SSI, UMaine
    • Laura Lindenfeld, Associate Professor, Communication & Journalism and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, UMaine

Keynote Address: Collaboration as a Strategy for Environmental Problem-Solving

  • The Promise and Pitfalls of Landscape-Scale Environmental Management

    • Judith Layzer, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy, MIT Policy & Planning Group Leader, and Urban Sustainability Project Director, MIT

Maine EPSCoR Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI): continued

  • Creating Solutions through Community-University Partnerships:

    • Moderator: David Hart, SSI Research Project Director, and Director, Senator George J. Mitchell Center, UMaine

    • Linda Silka, Director, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, and Professor, School of Economics, UMaine

    • Mick Peterson, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UMaine

    • Maggie Shannon, Executive Director, Maine Congress of Lake Associations

    • Pamela Morgan, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, UNE

National Science Foundation Program Directorate:
  • Funding Opportunities for Education:
    • Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Posters: SSI/SSP research teams/students & others

Break-out Sessions #1:

Break-out Sessions #2:
  • Partnerships for STEM Education & Workforce Development in Maine:

  • Defining Solutions:
    • Brian McGill, Assistant Professor of Ecological Modeling, School of Biology & Ecology & SSI, UMaine

Break-out Sessions #3:

Premiere of "Sustainable Maine":
  • Laura Ozment Schenck, Television Producer, MPBN
  • Frank Ferrel, Public Affairs Host/Producer, MPBN

Go Blue!

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