Engineering News-Record highlights UMaine Engineering programs

In an article about efforts to expand the clean energy workforce, the Engineering News-Record featured the graduate offshore wind programs at the University of Maine which focuses on developing floating turbine structures for deep water and aim to produce the next generation of technical and project management talent in addition to clean energy research. Alyssa McGlynn, a second-year University of Maine mechanical engineering grad student concentrating in offshore wind energy, told the Engineering News-Record that her research has focused on scale model testing of synthetic floating wind turbine mooring systems to validate design performance before full scale structures are deployed at sea. “If Americans want to maintain their energy-rich lifestyles and have a habitable planet, we need clean energy,” McGlynn said.