Engineering

System trustees hear presentation on offshore wind project, media report

The Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine System Board of Trustees heard a presentation on the new $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for an experimental turbine being developed by a UMaine-led consortium for use in a floating, offshore wind project. New England […]

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Penn State reports on remote robot collaboration with UMaine students

Penn State Abington and Brandywine general engineering students used a mobile telepresence robot — an iPad attached to a self-balancing vehicle — to collaborate with students at the University of Maine, according to a Penn State news release. For the project, Abington/Brandywine students remotely operated the robot at the PopTech Conference in Camden, Maine, where […]

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UMaine-led offshore wind project featured in Renewable Energy article

The University of Maine-led New England Aqua Ventus I floating offshore wind pilot project was profiled in the Renewable Energy article, “Are floating turbines the future of wind energy?” There are currently dozens of pilot projects testing floating turbines — which consist of a wind turbine mounted on a buoyant structure — capable of generating […]

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Longtime UMaine professor Dick Hill passes away

The Bangor Daily News reported Richard “Dick” Hill has passed away at the age of 97. Hill was professor emeritus of mechanical engineering and director emeritus of the Department of Industrial Cooperation at the University of Maine, where he taught for 46 years. Funeral plans are pending at Brookings-Smith’s Orono Chapel, according to the article. […]

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Companies with UMaine ties advance in Greenlight Maine, Mainebiz reports

Greenlight Maine, an entrepreneurial pitch contest with a $200,000 prize, has named 26 semifinalists for its second season, according to Mainebiz. Greenlight Maine is a product of Portland Media Group, a custom content and production company founded by Corcoran; Nat Thompson, former president of Maine Radio and Television Co. and former owner/producer at WCSH (Channel […]

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Phong Nguyen

Phong Nguyen: Changing lives is top priority

Read transcript Phong Nguyen earned a degree in chemical engineering with a concentration in pre-medical studies and a minor in chemistry from the University of Maine. The Vietnamese native hopes to one day use his passion for health care and fitness to make a difference back home. This fall, he will be pursuing a doctorate […]

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Press Herald publishes profile on UMaine-led offshore wind project

The Portland Press Herald published the article, “Risky choices paying off for UMaine’s wind project,” about the University of Maine-led New England Aqua Ventus I floating offshore wind pilot project. The team, which is led by Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, made calculated gambles on several innovative strategies, including the […]

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UMaine, Orono startup included in Mainebiz article on growing biobased industry

The University of Maine was mentioned in a Mainebiz article about companies that make products using renewable biobased resources instead of petroleum-based compounds. Maine’s biobased manufacturing sector is composed of several companies including UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, according to the article, and Biobased Maine has partnered with UMaine in a grant application to the […]

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Maine Summer Transportation Institute July 11–22

The University of Maine College of Engineering is hosting the Maine Summer Transportation Institute from July 11–22. More than 20 middle school students from the Greater Bangor area are attending the institute, which is supported by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration. The program is designed to introduce students at an early age to […]

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Daily Telegraph cites Garder’s study in article on roundabouts

The Daily Telegraph in Australia mentioned a study by Per Garder, a civil engineering professor at the University of Maine, in an article about how older drivers react to roundabouts. Garder’s two-year study found drivers over 70 years old took 3.95 seconds, on average, to negotiate a roundabout, according to the article. The only drivers […]

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