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The University of Maine recently gained Carnegie R1 status, a level of recognition that speaks to the quality and scale of research happening at Maine’s land grant, sea grant, and space grant institution, and across the state as a whole. Research institutes, centers and labs established because of NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 grants have created a significant and lasting impact in Maine. These entities include the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies, Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, and Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, which have generated over 500 million dollars in new R&D funding for the state following the completion of their RII Track-1 support.

Maine EPSCoR’s current NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 grant, Maine-eDNA, is set to embark on a full field season with work occurring throughout the state. We recognize the researchers, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students who continue to actively participate in this work. Their effort and resilience in the face of uncertain and changing circumstances is inspiring and makes real contributions in our efforts to expand educational opportunities in STEM, drive workforce development, and strengthen research capacity in the state of Maine.


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