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Princeton Review Names Saint Joseph’s College of Maine as a “Green College” for its Sustainability Initiatives

Saint Joseph’s College has been recognized for its environmental responsibility by The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Saint Joseph’s College in the 2018 edition of its book, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 399 Green Colleges.

2018-12-06T16:03:54+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Highlights|Tags: , , |

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.

2018-10-17T10:50:27+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Brightspace|Tags: , , , |

Saint Joseph’s College to Receive $182,845 National Science Foundation Grant for a “Chemistry for the Community” Program

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced on August 31, 2018 that Saint Joseph’s College of Maine will receive a $182,845 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its Development and Evaluation of a Service-Learning Focused Chemistry Curriculum or “Chemistry for the Community” initiative.

2018-09-12T11:07:03+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , |

Garreth Logan ’19 on his Commitment to a Summer Research Venture

Garreth sets his feet in the swamp and gives us a rundown on his summer research venture. By: Dylan Fry Garreth Logan '19 prepares a trap for his herpatology survey. Photo: Dylan Fry '19. Garreth Logan ’19 of Casco, Maine, devoted time out of his summer for biology research. “I’m mainly doing this [...]

2018-09-11T11:02:21+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , |

Environmental Science Semester 2018 Begins

Over the course of the Environmental Science Semester program, students carry a four-course load and travel over a thousand miles across two countries, three states, and six Maine islands as they gather and interpret data from unique field sites. Founded in 2014, the ESS experience creates a transformative educational experience by having students study and conduct Environmental Science in the field for two continuous months.

2018-09-11T10:56:17+00:00August 12th, 2018|Categories: Highlights|Tags: , , |

Saint Joseph’s College Hosts Celebration Day for NASA-Maine Space Grant Consortium’s MERITS Program

The NASA-Maine Space Grant Consortium held their Celebration Day for the Maine Research Internships for Teachers and Students (MERITS) Program on the Saint Joseph’s College campus on Friday, August 3, 2018. Dr. Ryan Dorland, Assistant Professor of Sciences at Saint Joseph’s College, was awarded a one-year research grant for $20,000 from NASA through the MSGC to introduce satellite science and build nanosatellite prototypes in introductory calculus-based physics labs.

2018-09-11T10:56:18+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Press Room, Highlights|Tags: , |

Transforming Campus 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 [...]

2018-09-11T11:03:08+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Highlights, Spring 2018|Tags: , , |

Saving Sea Stars

Olivia Marable ’18 on her sea star propagation research internship By Patricia Erikson Olivia Marable ’18 (center) with two other aquarium interns on the beach at the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle. Olivia Marable ’18 of Buffalo, New York (Marine Science major with minors in Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies), enjoyed [...]

2018-09-11T11:03:26+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Spring 2018|Tags: , , |