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 one … Continue reading Multimedia: USM’s Top News of 2018

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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 lobstering … Continue 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, but … Continue 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’s … Continue 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 its … Continue 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 Economics … Continue reading A trailblazer, Shaelan Donovan ’18 navigates her own path