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UMaine Narratives

Aquaculture and Marine Sciences
Aquaculture and Marine Sciences
Innovative technologies for sustainable indoor fish farming are being developed by Acadia Harvest Inc., at the University of Maine’s Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin, Maine.
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Life-and-death battles rage in Robert Wheeler’s lab at the University of Maine. The combatants — zebrafish and Candida albicans — fight to the bitter end in glass-bottom microplates, while unknowingly advancing research to prevent and treat the pathogens that cause hospital-acquired infection.
Composite Materials Technology
Composite Materials Technology
One step closer to a potential $47 million, a UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center-led consortium makes the cut for the first phase of a highly competitive DOE Offshore Wind Advanced Technology Demonstration Program.
Environmental Technology
Environmental Technology
In the next year, the University of Maine will increase its offshore wind research and development capacities by constructing a wind and wave testing facility that will be the only one of its kind in the U.S.
Information Technology
Information Technology
Maine Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) received a $1 million award from the National Science Foundation that will allow Maine to continue improving connections between its research, higher education and K-12 institutions
Advanced Technologies for Forestry and Agriculture
Advanced Technologies for Forestry and Agriculture
The nation’s first cellulose nanofiber pilot plant opened in April 2013 at the University of Maine Process Development Center. A strand of cellulose nanofiber, made from renewable biomaterials, is stronger than steel.
Precision Manufacturing
Precision Manufacturing
Researchers in the Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology (LASST) at the University of Maine received a $722,500 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop sensors that can withstand the intense heat inside machinery, thereby providing information that will reduce energy usage and increase the lifetime of expensive machinery.
Workforce Development: Connecting students and research
Workforce Development: Connecting students and research
A new three-year project at the University of Maine, funded by the National Science Foundation, will connect Maine high school students and their teachers with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals who will teach them to use engineering design, science, computer modeling and information technology to monitor and map water quality in several Maine communities.