* All times are based on Canada/Eastern EDT.

  • 08:30

    Canada/Eastern

    2 parallel sessions
    08:30 - 17:00 EDT

    President's Welcome

    UMA President Jen Cushman welcomes everyone to the UMA Student Research Conference.

    08:30 - 17:00 EDT

    Reflections on the Academic Theme

    Various scholars and community members, including US Senators Susan Collins and Angus King as well as Governor Janet Mills, share their personal reflections on UMA's theme, Education as a Public Good.

    09:00

    Canada/Eastern

    3 parallel sessions
    09:00 - 17:00 EDT

    Asynchronous Presentations

    Presentations on a variety of topics by students who could not attend in real time.

    09:00 - 09:50 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room B
    Virtual

    Examining Ecological Interactions

    Chair: Prof. Juyoung Shim Moderator: Prof. David Welch Augusta in-person: Randall 248 Bangor in-person: Eastport 136

    09:00 - 09:50 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room A
    Virtual

    From Perception to Policy: Social Science Research and Praxis

    Chair: Prof. James Cook Moderator: Prof. Valerie Rubinsky Augusta in-person: Katz 7 Bangor in-person: Eastport 105

    10:00

    Canada/Eastern

    10:00 - 10:50 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room A
    Virtual

    Exploring Minds, Bodies, and Art: Unveiling Diverse Perspectives

    Session Q&A Recording: https://video.maine.edu/media/Exploring+Minds%2C+Bodies%2C+and+Art+Q%26A+-+UMA+SRC+2024/1_kb6dtys2 Chair: Prof. Sarah Hentges Moderator: Prof. Valerie Rubinsky Augusta in-person: Katz 7 Bangor in-person: Eastport 105

    11:00

    Canada/Eastern

    11:00 - 11:50 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room A
    Virtual

    Empowering Communities: Strategies for the Public Good

    Chair: Prof. James Cook Moderator: Librarian Donna Maher Augusta in-person: Katz 7 Bangor in-person: Eastport 105

    12:00

    Canada/Eastern

    12:00 - 12:50 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room A
    Virtual

    Community Discussion: "Education as a Public Good"

    UMA President Jen Cushman hosts a community discussion on the academic theme, Education as a Public Good. All conference participants are encouraged to attend! Augusta in-person: Katz 7 Bangor in-person: Eastport 105

    13:00

    Canada/Eastern

    2 parallel sessions
    13:00 - 13:50 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room B
    Virtual

    Intersecting Narratives: Identity, Connection, and Preservation in Media, Culture, and Art

    Chair: Prof. Amy Rahn Moderator: Prof. Robert Kellerman Augusta in-person: Randall 248 Bangor in-person: Eastport 136

    13:00 - 13:50 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room A
    Virtual

    Team CHASM Roundtable - Teamwork for the Public Good

    This panel by the student researchers “Team CHASM” includes four presentations about an ongoing climate change communications research project. Presentation One discusses the difficulty of communicating complex scientific uncertainties and the growing field of narrative cognition research. Presentation Two explores the science behind whether narrative communication improves learning and understanding of data-driven uncertainty over technical description. Presentation Three discusses the research methods. Uncertain climate change data was presented in either narrative or technical format in an empirical survey. Hypotheses are that participants will: 1) better understand, 2) have a stronger emotional response; 3) and have a stronger likelihood of belief or behavior change; and that data-uncertainty 4) will be better understood by participants, 5) without undermining participant confidence in the uncertain data when using narrative versus technical format. Presentation Four discusses the statistical analyses being conducted, the search for meaningful relationships in respondents’ answers, and presents our early results. Chair: Prof. Kati Corlew Moderator: Librarian Donna Maher Augusta in-person: Katz 7 Bangor in-person: Eastport 105

    14:00

    Canada/Eastern

    2 parallel sessions
    14:00 - 14:50 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room A
    Virtual

    Communication & Behavior: Social Science Research Projects

    Chair: Prof. Valerie Rubinsky Moderator: Prof. Sarah Hentges Augusta in-person: Katz 7 Bangor in-person: Eastport 105

    14:00 - 14:50 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room B
    Virtual

    Journeys Through Words: From Orality to Literary Mastery

    Chair: Prof. Robert Kellerman Moderator: Prof. Michelle Lisi Augusta in-person: Randall 248 Bangor in-person: Eastport 136

    15:00

    Canada/Eastern

    15:00 - 15:50 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room A
    Virtual

    Advancing the Public Good through Good Data

    Chair: Prof. Greg Fahy Moderator: Prof. Lorien Lake-Corral Augusta in-person: Katz 7 Bangor in-person: Eastport 105

    16:00

    Canada/Eastern

    16:00 - 17:00 EDT
    SRC Zoom Room A
    Virtual

    Community Social Hour

    Join us for a virtual social hour where conference attendees can continue discussions, congratulate one another, and celebrate everyone's work. We'll (hopefully) also be announcing UMA's 2024-25 Academic Theme! Augusta in-person: Katz 7 Bangor in-person: Eastport 105

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