National Science Foundation

ORONO, Maine - A University of Maine neurobiology researcher plans to engage students in biomedicine while centering a five-year study on the creation of new nerve cells in adult brains.
 
The National Science Foundation has awarded UMaine assistant neurobiology professor Kristy Townsend a $1 million grant for the project. She's using the project to study the adult brain and expand a capstone course for students to conduct original biomedical research.
 

ORONO, Maine - Maine's U.S. senators say the National Science Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to the University of Maine for a host of research projects involving energy, Earth science and education.
 
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the grants will help students and researchers promote education about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.