Multimedia: USM’s Top News of 2018

This past year has been one to remember at the University of Southern Maine (USM). From historic achievements — including the passage of a $49 million bond package for the University of Maine System — to major gifts that will benefit our students, staff, faculty and community for generations to come, this year is oneContinue reading “Multimedia: USM’s Top News of 2018”

Explore: USM alumni-owned businesses

A list of businesses owned and/or operated by University of Southern Maine (USM) alumni, compiled by the USM Foundation, is now available. The list highlights nearly three dozen businesses comprised of restaurants, retail stores, health and wellness programs, arts and photography resources and more. An interactive map is available (displayed below), organized out by categories. Navigate the map toContinue reading “Explore: USM alumni-owned businesses”

Engineering the future of medicine: Seth Percy ’19

For Seth Percy, being accepted into the University of Southern Maine was a dream come true. The 25-year-old electrical engineering student from Bath has come a long way from his origins. Born in Colorado and having moved to Maine as a child, Percy is no stranger to the rigors of the real world. He began lobsteringContinue reading “Engineering the future of medicine: Seth Percy ’19”

USM’s 2018 Featured Graduates tell their stories

There are many great stories to be told from the Class of 2018, and we’d like to share just a few of them here. Watch as several of our featured graduating students share how they have made the most out of their time here at USM. Not only have they excelled in their classrooms, butContinue reading “USM’s 2018 Featured Graduates tell their stories”

USM alumnae, professor lead effort to eradicate invasive green crabs

Maine is under assault by the European green crab, an invasive species that feeds on clam beds and has been linked to the decline of the soft-shell clam industry. And with climate change a daily threat, populations of the crabs continue to rise in Maine and New England. In fact, the value of last year’sContinue reading “USM alumnae, professor lead effort to eradicate invasive green crabs”

Is your water safe to drink? One USM nursing student wants to help you find out

Arsenic, a known carcinogen that causes several types of cancer, is a growing problem in Maine’s drinking water. And one University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Nursingstudent wants people to know about it. Brent Kraushaar, a senior in USM’s Accelerated Nursing program, has launched an awareness campaign focused on the chemical properties of arsenic and itsContinue reading “Is your water safe to drink? One USM nursing student wants to help you find out”

A trailblazer, Shaelan Donovan ’18 navigates her own path

On a hot and humid day in early August, at the International Marine Terminal (IMT) on Commercial Street in Portland, wearing a hard hat and yellow vest, Shaelan Donovan ’18 posed for a photo against a blue shipping container. Surrounded by massive machines lifting the metal boxes, stacking them into neat rows, the senior EconomicsContinue reading “A trailblazer, Shaelan Donovan ’18 navigates her own path”

Interactive: Engineering Maine’s Workforce

The University of Southern Maine engineers Maine’s economy — literally. With majors in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, graduates from the University’s Department of Engineering are prepared to meet the needs of today, including a growing demand for skilled labor in and around the state of Maine. Here, we’ve mapped out news stories highlighting USM’s mechanical and electrical engineeringContinue reading “Interactive: Engineering Maine’s Workforce”