Engineering

Peterson participates in equine surfaces forum in Switzerland

Mick Peterson, executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory and a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Maine, took part in a two-day equine surfaces forum held at the Fédération Equestre Internationale headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland in July, according to a news release. Thirty-six equine, veterinary and footing specialists from Belgium, Canada, Germany, […]

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BDN Reports on UMaine, NASA research

The Bangor Daily News reported on University of Maine research that could help NASA put humans on Mars. Engineers at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center are working closely with NASA on the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, or HIAD. The HIAD, which is made up of a series of large, inner tube-like inflatable rings, slows […]

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Ward quoted in Press Herald analysis on offshore wind farms

Jake Ward, UMaine’s vice president for innovation and economic development, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald analysis on offshore wind farms. According to the article, a project affiliated with the University of Maine, called Maine Aqua Ventus, could get another shot at the federal Department of Energy’s $47 million grant to help build an […]

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Computer engineering professor talks contra dancing with BDN

Rick Eason, organizer of the Bangor contradance and professor of computer engineering at the University of Maine, talked with the Bangor Daily News about contra dancing in the state. “It reminds me of those old movies, where people get dressed up on a Saturday night and the whole community comes together,” Eason said in the […]

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BDN reports on building renovations

The Bangor Daily News published an article about work winding down on about $25 million in construction and renovation projects at the University of Maine less than two weeks ahead of the start of the fall semester. The projects include about $5.5 million in work funded through a voter-approved bond to improve outdated labs, lecture […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Peterson

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “A ticket into the shrinking middle class,” by Mick Peterson, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine.

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Civil Engineering Doctoral Student named NASA Fellow, Maine Edge Reports

The Maine Edge published a University of Maine news release about civil engineering doctoral student Andrew Young being named a 2015 NASA Space Technology Research Fellow for his work on the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) project at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. A HIAD is a nose-mounted device on a spacecraft that slows […]

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WABI Reports on UMaine’s Princeton Review College Ranking

WABI (Channel 5) reported Princeton Review named the University of Maine among the 380 best colleges nationwide for 2016 in its annual guide. For the second consecutive year, UMaine is the only public university in Maine to be profiled in the publication. This spring, UMaine also was named one of the Top 50 Green Colleges […]

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Concord Monitor Reports on Student’s Summer Construction Job

The Concord Monitor published an article on University of Maine student Austyn Shea’s summer construction job. Shea of Concord just completed his freshman year at UMaine where he is studying construction management. Shea, who said he wanted to use his summer to gain valuable real-world experience in the construction industry, secured a summer internship with […]

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