Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel profile Outstanding Graduating Student

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel reported Eben Lenfest, of Smithfield, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering at the University of Maine. Lenfest is a mechanical engineering major with minors in robotics and ocean and marine engineering. He is an Eagle Scout and a recipient of the E. James and Eileen Ferland Engineering Excellence Scholarship. As a student research assistant at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Lenfest worked on a project to test the feasibility and effectiveness of applying a new NASA-developed structural damping technology to the university’s VolturnUS floating offshore wind turbine platform. He also interned at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Lenfest plays French horn in the UMaine Symphonic Band and University Orchestra, and has been involved in Black Bear Robotics, and the SCUBA and Maine Outing clubs. As a UMaine graduate student in mechanical engineering, he will continue his work in developing active pitch controls and will spend his summers at the U.S. Department of Energy National Wind Technology Center in Colorado.