UMaine to Participate in Maine Science Festival, Maine Edge Reports

The Maine Edge advanced the inaugural Maine Science Festival to be held throughout downtown Bangor and at the Cross Insurance Center from March 20–22. Kate Dickerson, a research associate in the School of Economics at the University of Maine, is the festival’s founder and director. Several UMaine facilities and community members will offer events as part of the festival, according to the article. UMaine’s Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory will provide hands-on, virtual reality activities, including a driving simulator; the University of Maine Museum of Art will host several workshops, panel discussions and a gallery talk; and Joshua Plourde, communications specialist at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and Sam Hess, a UMaine professor of physics and astronomy, will present a drone demonstration and discussion.