Education

  • COA, UMaine share $500K honey, maple grant

    COA, UMaine share $500K honey, maple grant

    BAR HARBOR — A $500,000 grant to study small- and medium-scale honey and maple syrup production in Maine has been awarded to College of the Atlantic and the University of Maine by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The grant will fund a three-year project entitled, “Finding the Sweet Spot: Scale Challenges and Opportunities

  • Undergrads get hands-on with biomedical research

    Undergrads get hands-on with biomedical research

    BAR HARBOR — Thirty-two summer fellows participated in the MDI Biological Laboratory’s 2017 summer fellowship program for undergraduates, including 24 from Maine colleges and universities. The summer fellowship program provides undergraduates with hands-on research training in an advanced laboratory environment. On-campus co-curricular and residential life programs extend the impact of the programs, helping students develop

  • High school fellows engaged in real-world research

    High school fellows engaged in real-world research

    BAR HARBOR — Nine high school students participated in research fellowships at the MDI Biological Laboratory this summer, including eight from high schools in the state of Maine. Among the fellows from Maine was Celeigh Weaver, a Mount Desert Island High School student from Lamoine. Weaver worked with Robert Preston, a professor of physiology at

  • College of the Atlantic is country’s ‘coolest’ school

    College of the Atlantic is country’s ‘coolest’ school

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic has been named the No. 1 greenest college in the country in “Sierra” magazine’s “Cool Schools” rankings for the second year in a row. “Sierra” noted COA’s pro-environmental curriculum, an endowment divested from fossil fuels and its zero-waste aspirations, among other programs. “In the new millennium, concerns for

  • Schools to open

    Schools to open

    BAR HARBOR — The new school year starts next Thursday, Aug. 31, for most of the more than 1,500 students in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System. Freshmen at MDI High School will get a head start with a half-day of orientation Wednesday, Aug. 30, starting at 7:46 a.m. On Thursday, the school day

  • Slavery, freedom, creativity topics of David Fischer talk

    Slavery, freedom, creativity topics of David Fischer talk

    BAR HARBOR — Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hackett Fischer will join College of the Atlantic professor of history and Latin American studies Todd Little-Siebold at College of the Atlantic’s weekly Coffee and Conversation series in the Thomas S. Gates Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m. The free event is open to the

  • Skop to talk art, science

    Skop to talk art, science

    BAR HARBOR — Artist and scientist Ahna R. Skop will provide a glimpse into how she has influenced science, education and the public with her passions for art and science at an MDI Science Café at the MDI Biological Laboratory on Monday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m. Skop describes herself as a scientist by day

  • Hodgdon wins award

    Hodgdon wins award

    RICHMOND HILL, Ga. — Bob Hodgdon, son of the late Robert Hodgdon of Tremont and Clarice Maclure of Brewer, and brother of comedian Jason “Krazy Jake” Hodgdon and Bar Harbor resident Theresa Hodgdon, won an Outstanding Biology Teacher Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers. In the past, Hodgdon also has been named the

  • Student notes

    Student notes

    Rittman gets award POULTNEY, Vt. — High school senior Kalley Rittman of Bar Harbor has been awarded the Matthew Henson Outdoor Leader Award by Green Mountain College. The college grants this scholarship to selected students with an interest in the sciences who are preparing to lead communities and the world to a more sustainable future.

  • High school memories go digital

    High school memories go digital

    By Henry Schulz Special to the Islander [email protected] BAR HARBOR — For Bar Harbor High School alumni who want to relive their high school memories, the Bar Harbor Historical Society has a solution. The society has CD copies of the yearbooks, which will be available soon for classes from 1920-1968. The classes are separated on