The Bangor Daily News reported on the news that UMaine’s aerospace engineering concentration has produced its first graduate. Richard McGrath of Westport Island said he took the required three classes after he was laid off from Bath Iron Works. Adjunct professor David Rubenstein, who teaches aeronautics, astronautics, flight dynamics, modeling and control of aircraft and space vehicles at UMaine, was interviewed for the story, and Lisa Martin, executive director of the Maine Manufacturers Association, said the UMaine program is notable because there are huge opportunities globally to increase the aerospace market in Maine. The website Aerospace Manufacturing and Design also picked up the story.
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