Heading to Valencia!

A cohort of nine mechanical engineering students will be heading to Valencia this fall. Through a partnership with University Studies Abroad Consortium, mechanical engineering students are now able to complete their fall-semester sophomore year at Valencia Polytechnic (Universidad Politécnica de Valéncia) in Spain. Read More

Showcasing Capstone Projects

Mechanical engineering seniors showcased their capstone projects at the annual MEE Capstone Open House. With emphasis on design validation through prototype development and testing, our students boost their engineering education and career preparedness. More…

Celebrating Student Achievements

Eben Lenfest, of Mechanical Engineering, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering. In addition to his major, he is completing minors in robotics and ocean and marine engineering. With deep interest in wind energy, Eben will begin his graduate studies in mechanical engineering this fall and will spend his summers at the U.S. Department of Energy National Wind Technology Center in Colorado. A full Q&A with Eben is online.

Maxwell Burtis, a mechanical engineering student entrepreneur, won both the first-place prize of $5,000 and the $10,000 Innovations Prize at the recent UMaine Business Challenge with his company Ferda Farms LLC, an aquaculture company using innovation to farm oysters in Maine. Other members of his team include Chris Burtis, Sam Dorval and Max Friedman. Read more about it here

Anthony Verzoni, a mechanical engineering graduate student, received the Advanced Structures and Composites Center Award at the 2019 UMaine Student Symposium for his research on Origami-Inspired Shelters.

Meet MSGC Undergraduate Summer Fellows

Through individual grants from Maine Space Grant Consortium, Angel Loredo, Hua Lin, and Jacob Girgis will perform research this summer with their MEE faculty mentors:

  • Angel Loredo, “Determining the Mechanical Properties of Sintered Lunar Regolith from Concentrated Sunlight,” advised by Dr. Justin Lapp.
  • Hua Lin, “Silicon-Carbide Nanowires and Thin Films for Sensing Strain and Pressure in Harsh Environments,” advised by Dr. Sheila Edalatpour.
  • Jacob Girgis, “Design and Fabrication of a Lower-limb Biofeedback Device,” advised by Dr. Babak Hejrati.