Mainebiz highlights UMaine’s history, innovative advancements

Mainebiz highlighted the University of Maine in an article about how colleges and universities in Maine have a long history of advancing and innovating their campuses despite economic downturns. During the 2008 recession, UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center partnered with a private company to use composite technology in bridge construction. The university’s Aroostook Farm in Presque Isle has been open for over 100 years, and the Darling Marine Center for over 50 years. Many new facilities have also been built since 1996, including the Bryand Global Sciences Center, Foster Center for Innovation and New Balance Student Recreation Center. Recent projects include the E. James and Eileen P. Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center and the upcoming Green Energy and Materials Factory for the Future.