In a piece for Bangor Daily News from Feb 16, Tom Keller, Executive Director of Maine STEM Council proposes establishing Maine Academy of Science and Innovation to help keep young talent in Maine. The purpose of the Academy is to enhance collaboration between multiple research institutions throughout the state with groups supporting economic development and innovation.  Academies like this one exist in 48 other states.  According to Mr. Keller “There is a need for cross-pollination between various sciences and imagining ways to monetize scientific research. […]  The Maine Academy of Science and Innovation could broker these connections.” Read full story here