Other Outreach

The Lab is dedicated to helping further students goals and education in the sciences and have had numerous undergraduate and high school students assist is conducting various aspects of our research.

In 2009, Katherine Doyen from George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill, ME spent a week in the Connell Lab assisting and learning about the scientific method and day to day laboratory methods. She assisted with culture work for the Antarctic fungi project and learned much about the other work going on in the lab.

If you have interest in providing a unique learning opportunity to an interested student, please contact Laurie for more information.

UPWARD BOUND 2012 Students Join the Connell Lab

Upward Bound Students, Heidi Ortiz and Chhayheng Chhoeu, join the Connell Lab for the summer 2012


Heidi Ortiz is a senior from Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Upon finishing high school, she plans on going to the University of Miami to major in Marine Biology. She is currently doing an experiment on the effects of prolonged light exposure on Antarctic Fungi. 







Chhayheng Chhoeu is a Senior from Lowell High School. Upon finishing high school, Chhayheng plans on going to college to major in Biology or Premed. Chhayheng is currently helping Amber out with her study of the Red Tide algae.


Long Island High School Students Testing Burrowing Efficiency

Published in “Making Waves at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center” 2011

Dr. Laurie Connell Visits the Classroom

Feb 2, 2012

Dr. Laurie Connell visits Mrs. Worden's fourth grade class at the Miles Lane School in Bucksport, Me to talk about Antarctica. 



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