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Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Scientists Contribute to Unique Industry-Higher Education Lobster Research Collaboration
With funding from Maine Technology Institute’s Technology Asset Fund, faculty and students in the Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Sciences Department are among the top lobster scientists in Maine contributing to a unique, two-year industry-higher education collaboration between Ready Seafood, Inc., Saint Joseph’s College, and the University of Maine. At its core, this project involves research designed to increase the value of Maine’s most valuable fisheries resource by improving scientific understanding of lobster physiology that will enable increased survival rates of live lobsters during shipping. The value of lobster landed in Maine was $533.1 million in 2016 or nearly 80% of the landed value of all fisheries in the State. With projections that lobster populations have reached their peak, the industry is looking to scientists for innovative ways to increase value. One way to do this is to create an environment where a "soft shell lobster" turns into a more resilient and valuable "hard shell lobster" after it has been trapped.
The Saint Joseph’s College of Maine community welcomed Father Gabriel Muteru as its new College Chaplain.
Professor Mark Green steps into key role as hydroponic enterprise director for the Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation By Manuela Arundel It all began with a 320-square-foot shipping container. In April 2017, Hannaford Charitable Foundation generously donated Maine’s first Freight Farm to Saint Joseph’s College. Freight Farms, a Boston-based agricultural technologies company, builds [...]
The College will break ground for the one-third-acre hydroponic greenhouse of the Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation, and, soon thereafter, launch its first competency-based courses and certificate programs in hydroponic culture.
As Dr. Jeanne Gulnick finishes seventeen years of service to Saint Joseph's College, she leaves the College to begin her next career–as a nurse. Photo: Kaitlynn Hutchins '20. Dr. Gulnick's legacy of sustainability by Kimberly Post As a chemist, marine scientist, and environmental educator, Dr. Jeanne Gulnick has championed sustainability at Saint Joseph’s [...]
Hayley Winslow ’18 brings business acumen to her new professional role for the College By Emma Deans Through Hayley Winslow’s role as business services manager for Saint Joseph’s College’s Mission-Aligned Businesses, she tells “the story of the business.” Photo: Emma Deans. With the warm sun beating down, Hayley Winslow ’18 macheted a [...]
Anthony McGuire, PhD, director of the Saint Joseph’s College nursing program, takes the Center for Nursing Innovation in an exciting new direction By Emma Deans In the summer of 2016, Dr. Anthony McGuireset off on a cross-country road trip adventure which ended, as all great journeys do, with a new life chapter. Starting in California, he [...]
Department Receives National Science Foundation Grant By Patricia Erikson Call them the SWAT team for the Sisters of Mercy’s Critical Concern for Earth. Over the past decade, science education at Saint Joseph’s College has undergone a sea change. Formerly split into the two departments of Biology and Natural Sciences and occupying outdated labs, more than [...]
Embracing a holistic approach to health & wellness By Emma Deans Outside the classroom window, blustery weather tugs the yellow and orange leaves from the maple trees. While the harvest season and holidays like Thanksgiving typically prompt reflection on the hardships that many people face, Dr. Karen Croteau is teaching students how to think about [...]