Welcome to UMA’s 2020 Student Research Conference!
We are excited to bring everyone in the UMA community together for this important event. The Conference includes a variety of presentations, activities, displays, and events that will take place on April 24, 2020. This is a collaboration of faculty, students, and staff and ALL students, faculty, staff, and community members are free to attend all or part of the conference.
Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks
Video welcome from UMA President Rebecca Wyke.
Video of Graduating Senior, Noah Thompson, as he walks students through navigating the conference highlights.
Conference Planning Committee: Sarah Hentges (chair), James Cook, Robert Kellerman, Lorien Lake-Corral, Valerie Rubinsky, & Sharon Sawyer
A super-big thanks to Amber Theriault!
Additional Thanks to: UMA President Rebecca Wyke, Noah Thompson, Andrei Strukov, Lisa Botshon, Kay Retzlaff, and Sheila Crowley.
And a warm thank you to everyone in the UMA community whose energy, ideas, and enthusiasm contributed to making this important event happen!
Details on how to connect
By now we are probably all familiar with Zoom! Please use the schedule below to access the presentations you would like to attend on April 24 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Be sure to also check out the asynchronous presentations, listed below.
Enjoy the pre-recorded opening remarks (above) and feel free to join us for lunchtime and closing sessions that each include a few reflections on the day as well as an opportunity to socialize with students and professors.
In order to ensure the best sound quality, we will ask attendees to remain muted during the presentations. (You will be muted upon entry, so join anytime!) The Chat window will be available for comments, questions, and conversation. Moderators will unmute you during designated Q&A and discussion times.
Academic Theme 2019-2020: Dirigo
Dirigo (Latin “I direct” or “I lead”) is the state motto of Maine, as Maine was once the only state to hold its elections in September. Maine celebrates its Bicentennial in 2020. The Academic Theme is addressed at Convocation in the fall and then through the spring INT/HON seminar, culminating at the UMA Student Research Conference in April. Another component of this year’s academic theme is the adoption of a single theme-related book by a number of classes across the curriculum: When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine, by Monica Wood. Learn more »
Schedule of Presentations
The Conference includes a variety of presentations, activities, displays, and events that will take place LIVE on April 24, 2020. This is a collaboration of faculty, students, and staff and ALL students, faculty, staff, and community members are free to attend all or part of the conference.
Not all of our students are able to present on April 24, but we wanted to make sure that we included as many students as possible. These asynchronous presentations can be viewed here ANY TIME.