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Resources for Thinking Matters participants.

Attend a Workshop

Attend one of the USM Libraries workshops on how to create your poster using PowerPoint.

  • 3:00, Wednesday, March 18, Gorham Library, Seminar Room
  • 1:00, Friday, March 20, 518 Glickman Library, Portland

For more information contact Bill Grubb, Glickman Library,, 780-4672



Thinking Matters

Innovative teaching and creative work – whether in a classroom, in a lab or in a studio – are the heart of any dynamic university culture.  At University of Southern Maine, it is showcased at Thinking Matters, a one-day, once-a-year conference, that is a capstone that reflects what's going on all year long in departments all across campus.  It promotes the high quality student-faculty research collaborations and opportunities available to both graduate and undergraduate students. It's an event that allows students and faculty to share their work with each other, their colleagues, and the general public. Students are encouraged to participate and present their research as posters or oral sessions.

USM Libraries support Thinking Matters by providing workshops on writing abstracts, designing and producting posters in PowerPoint and using PowerPoint to support oral presentations. Faculty Mentors are encouraged to schedule a workshop.

All current Thinking Matters content is accessible via the Thinking Matters website.Past poster presentations are permanently accessible via the Digital Commons.