News Reports Detail Legislator Visit

A Saturday Bangor Daily News story provided detail on a Friday afternoon visit to UMaine by nearly 100 members of the Maine Legislature.  UMaine was one stop on a regional tour, managed by the Maine Development Foundation, to give lawmakers first-hand information about factors that influence Maine’s economy.  The UMaine visit included tours of several facilities, including the Honors College, Foster Center for Student Innovation, robotics laboratory, Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, biosciences labs and the food science pilot plant in Hitchner Hall.  President Kennedy addressed the group in the Collins Center for the Arts before the lawmakers left for the day’s final stop in Waterville.