Engineering

Nontraditional students featured in BDN article

The Bangor Daily News published an article on older nontraditional students at the University of Maine. The feature focused on Lynn Pollard of Otis, a 51-year-old working toward a degree in anthropology in her first foray into higher education; and Charlie Hildebrant, a 47-year-old who owns a small landscape construction business in Dover-Foxcroft and is […]

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Firm that started in Advanced Structures and Composites Center wins grant, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported Brewer composite manufacturer Compotech Inc. was awarded a $5,000 grant for early-stage companies in the latest round of Maine Technology Institute awards. The company, which got its start in the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center in 2011, makes composite materials primarily for defense applications such as armor, […]

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WGME reports technology company, UMaine collaborating on concussion research

WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) reported Alba-Technic, a small technology company based in Winthrop, is collaborating with the University of Maine on concussion research. For more than 10 years, the company’s founder and creator has been working on a material that lessens the impact of collisions, according to the report. Alba-Technic and its patented shock-absorbing […]

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Shahinpoor included in Sun Journal article on advances in Maine medicine

Mohsen Shahinpoor, a University of Maine mechanical engineering professor specializing in biomedical engineering, was mentioned in the Sun Journal article, “Medical wonders: The cool, new and unique in Maine medicine.” Shahinpoor believes health care will see more smart materials and systems, such as artificial muscles made from polymers, which he has been working on, according […]

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Engineering students helping Habitat for Humanity renovation, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported students in the University of Maine’s Construction Engineering Technology Program are helping with a Habitat for Humanity house renovation. Students in CET 458 Management of Construction are creating the design plans for a home in Bradley that was given to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor, according to the […]

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AP reports on UMaine testing of cross-laminated timber

The Associated Press reported scientists and engineers at the University of Maine are evaluating the performance of Maine trees in a kind of lumber that is used to build homes in Canada and Europe. The researchers want to see how trees that grow in Maine and the northeastern U.S. perform in cross-laminated timber, which is […]

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UMaine’s Collegiate Society of Women Engineers receives national honor

The Collegiate Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at the University of Maine was awarded an Outstanding Collegiate Section Award at the Silver Level at the SWE Conference awards banquet in Nashville in October. The award recognizes collegiate sections that are active in meeting SWE’s strategic goals of professional excellence, globalization and advocacy. At the Silver […]

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University of Maine announces fall 2015 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 2,216 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2015 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,665 are from Maine, 468 are from 30 other states and 83 are from 25 countries other than the U.S. Listed below are students who received Dean’s List honors for […]

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Cross laminated timber

‘Plywood on steroids’ could help grow industry

Nicholas Willey once planned to be a lawyer. Then, at his mother’s suggestion, the then-Caribou High School student attended the free University of Maine Pulp & Paper Foundation program “Consider Engineering” that gives juniors insight into the field. “It really opened my eyes to what engineering encompassed,” says Willey. As well as persuasively made the […]

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