Workforce Development

College Students

The Hub & Spoke SM²ART program currently supports 20 student researchers in multiple disciplines

Student Experiences

Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to work with world-class researchers and laboratories to gain real-world experience. Students working with the SM²ART program attend conferences, travel, complete internships, and do capstone work paving a pathway for future career opportunities. If you’re interested in working with the SM²ART team, complete our Student Interest Form below.

“There is significant potential for 3D printers in the housing industry that remains widely untapped. Knowing my research could result in many households gaining access to a stable living situation that is more affordable, sustainable, and efficient than what was ever available to them before is extremely exciting.”

Angelina Buzzelli, Graduate Student Researcher

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The University of Maine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory SM²ART Program is pleased to offer another ten-week summer research experience for undergraduates in 2024. The REU Program aims for participants to develop and utilize new knowledge in an ethical manner to address the development of sustainable composite materials from the Maine forest.

Industry Professionals

Through conferences, webinars and other educational experiences, workforce development is at the heart of this program.

Biobased Materials for Advanced Manufacturing

October 14 | Improved performance of CNF-based composite


June 20-22, 2023
This is your opportunity to learn about cutting edge research in large-scale bio-based additive manufacturing (AM) and inform current and future research activities. We are looking for your input to roadmap current and future demand in large-scale bio-based AM, as well as pathways to integrate large scale AM into current manufacturing infrastructure.