Team Members

Wesley Bisson

I’m a fourth year Mechanical Engineering Technology student atUMO. I grew up in Biddeford Maine and I also went to high school there. I was in the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology, a vocational school in direct relation with the high school. There I was enrolled in a two year program on drafting and computer aided design, and spent one year to learn the craft of machining with a strong CNC portion.

My years at this university have been spent working not only on personal and class projects but at the Advance Manufacturing Center, an extremely advance engineering and machining facility. However, more recently I have spent a lot of time working at the Advanced Engineering Wood Composite Center on campus where I am solely responsible of an Engle 85 injection molding machine, and wood plastic extrusion.

Matt Holman

Matt HolmanHome town: Gardiner Maine

About: I am a captain of the University of Maine Men’s Track Team. When I am not doing school work I devote most of my time to the team and working out. When I am not doing school work or track I enjoy going to the beach, watching movies and traveling. I currently work at the AEWC, where I mostly test materials and wind blades. When I graduate I would like to work in the energy field.

Daniel R MurrayDaniel R Murray

Age: 23
Resident of Boothbay Harbor, ME
MET Major, Senior Standing
Job:  Commercial Lobster Fisherman

Hobbies: Many of my interests reside near sea. Fishing has been both a sport and a way of life for me. I enjoy most outdoor activities such as hunting and marksmanship. I partake in a lot of motorcycle riding in the summer and fall. I enjoy swimming and jogging for exercise.

Simon RiceSimon Rice

Hometown: Glenburn, Maine
Education:  Graduated High School 2004
Eastern Maine Community College
Associate’s Degree in Welding Technology 2004-2006
University of Maine, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Expected Graduation Spring 2010
Interests: Motorcycles, Weight Lifting, Fitness, Working on Vehicles, Hiking.

Travis RideoutTravis Rideout

Age: 25
Hometown: Bangor, Maine
Education:   Bangor High School
Musicians Institute, Recording Engineer, Hollywood, CA
University of Maine, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Interest: Playing guitar, riding/racing motorcycles, competitive handgun shooting, building instruments.
Post Graduation Plans: Starting a business building custom electric guitars.