Students at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine who are interested in becoming pharmacists have a new pathway to their career, thanks to an agreement with the University of New England.
Avery Liotta Henderson is passionate about the world of drug discovery. At Saint Joseph's College of Maine, he is gaining experience with hands-on skills in learning how to synthesize, isolate, and purify compounds. He routinely sets up reactions, including those that are sensitive to moisture and air, so by gaining experience with these sensitive techniques, he will be well prepared for graduate school. This type of research opportunity is an extremely valuable experience for our science students, and particularly important to those students who want to pursue scientific research in the future.
Presentation By Saint Joseph’s Students at Statewide Water Challenge Overviews Dangers of Invasive Species
Saint Joseph’s College students Priscilla Carnaroli '22 and Shaylee Davis '21 delivered a presentation about invasive species at Maine Campus Compact's 2nd Annual Maine Student Water Challenge in December 2018.
Hosted by the Portland Water District and the Center for Sustainable Communities at Saint Joseph's College, the Sebago Lake Symposium on February 2, 2019 offers an opportunity for Sebago Lake community members and scientists to interactively and collaboratively share and grow their understanding of Sebago Lake, a freshwater lake that provides water for 15% of Maine's population. Topics covered by speakers and sessions include: health of Sebago Lake fisheries, Sebago Lake water quality, climate change impacts, the Sebago Lake monitoring buoy, algae and invasive plants, citizen science opportunities, beach closures, and policies for lake protection. Free, but registration required.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
Communications Intern Dylan Fry '19 didn't expect that his summer job would lead to conducting an interview ankle-deep in a marsh. Peek behind the scenes as he casts aside flip flops, dons rubber boots, and gets the story.
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.