ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine kicked off the fall semester showing new students- success stories of other students.
The university is holding a Celebration of Student Research and Creative Activity all this week at the Collins Center.
UMaine Provost John Volin said each day, there will be a program that includes a lecture from a faculty member, a live student performance, and an undergraduate research element.
Volin said this is part of the Research Learning Experience (RLE) initiative, a pilot program that invites students to find their passion and make impactful connections through hands-on learning and the creation of new knowledge, which is supported by a generous donation from the Harold Alfond Foundation.
"Our goal is to get first-year students and rising second-year students immediately into a research experience this fall," Volin said. "So we’re starting a week early with the students to give them some foundation and get them connected to the university and they can really get a jump start, if you will, on a college experience."
The free public event runs all week. For more information about this week's events, click here.