Maine Impact Week

Monday, Apr 12, 2021

Online
Orono, ME 04469

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Maine Impact Week is intended to provide an opportunity for the public to gain awareness about the latest efforts by Maine’s research university in contributing to the social and economic advancement of Maine and beyond.

Research Impact Challenge

Back by popular demand! The Research Impact Challenge is a professional development opportunity to help researchers better understand and manage their online scholarly presence, as well as consider ways to describe the impact and reach of their work.

Each day for five days during Maine IMPACT Week, participants will receive an email with a suggested task designed to build and curate one’s scholarly profile, measure the impact of one’s research, and/or promote one’s work to reach new audiences.

Activities vary, but typically take anywhere from 5-30 minutes, and can be completed on any internet-enabled device.

These daily “challenges” are designed for researchers to accomplish over the course of one week. However, each activity stands alone and can be completed separately from the others and at a time that is convenient for participants. Throughout the week, participants will also receive tips for staying on top of publishing trends that may benefit their scholarship. All are welcome to participate – the activities may be especially resonant for graduate students and early career scholars.

Please RSVP to participate in this fun and exciting event!

2021 Faculty Mentor Awards

Do you have a faculty mentor who deserves recognition? Now is your chance to say THANK YOU by nominating them for the third annual Faculty Mentor Impact Award.

The deadline for nominations has passed!

Faculty members from each college will be selected from the student nominations. Winners will be announced virtually during the UMaine Student Symposium on Friday, April 16. Please take a moment to honor the faculty mentor who inspires you! Check out last year’s winners.

UMaine EPIC Discovery Race

The UMaine EPIC Discovery Race is on!

Student teams assemble, but choose wisely as top teams will win a monetary reward which will be split between the team members. Teams must be between 2-5 members.

The race is a competition for UMaine and UMM students which will run from Monday, April 12, 2021 through Thursday, April 15, 2021. Students will complete virtual challenges to win points for their team. Challenges will be posted daily but can be completed anytime during the week.

Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Winners will be announced at the UMaine Student Symposium Awards Ceremony.

The First 200 participants to earn a t-shirt badge (by completing challenges) will receive a t-shirt.

Register today!

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