Engineering

Top Gun, Scratchpad Accelerator cited in Mainebiz article on Bangor startup

Two innovation accelerator programs with University of Maine ties helped Bangor startup L&K Manufacturing get off the ground, Mainebiz reported. L&K Manufacturing, doing business as Cobbler Technologies, is developing multimaterial, 3-D printers for the footwear industry. The company was started by Andrew Katon and Vincent Lewis who met as students at UMaine, according to the […]

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2017 UMaine Student Symposium collecting submissions

Abstract submissions for the 2017 University of Maine Student Symposium on April 24 are now being accepted. The UMaine Student Symposium, a campuswide celebration of achievement in student research and creative activity, will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the […]

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UMaine Composites Center featured in George Smith column

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel published a column by Maine outdoors writer George Smith, titled “Composites Center among the amazing things happening at University of Maine.” “The Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine in Orono is an amazing place, working with 500 clients all over the world, and winners of […]

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Mainebiz reports on Dagher being named a Top 25 Newsmaker

Mainebiz reported Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has been named one of 2016’s Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering-News Record (ENR). The award will be formally presented in April in New York City. At that time, ENR also will announce which one of the Top 25 Newsmakers […]

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Vine Street School grows Tank to Table aquaponics program

Cilantro, basil and kale, oh my! Vine Street School in Bangor harvested fresh herbs and greens grown in the lobby aquaponics tank for students and parents to take home for the holidays. Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture — fish or other aquatic animals being raised — and hydroponics — plants being grown in water. […]

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UMaine, Kleinschmidt Associates announce naming gift in support of Windstorm Challenge

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and Kleinschmidt Associates, headquartered in Pittsfield, Maine, have announced a naming gift to support the Windstorm Challenge, a STEM competition at UMaine for Maine middle school and high school students, focusing on renewable energy, innovation and economic development. The Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge will be held May […]

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UMaine study cited in WLBZ report on winter car crashes

A 2010 University of Maine study was cited in a WLBZ (Channel 2) report about driving in snowy conditions. The study found accidents are more likely to happen when there are less than four inches of snow on the ground, with the most happening when there are less than two inches. Experts said one to […]

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Process Development Center focus of ‘Wild Maine’ radio show

Michael Bilodeau, director of the Process Development Center at the University of Maine, was a recent guest on Bob Duchesne’s “Wild Maine” radio show on 92.9 FM The Ticket. The show focused on the center and its various research projects, particularly the new advanced products that can be made out of wood. Bilodeau said the […]

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State lawmaker writes Seacoast Online commentary on UMaine visit, need for engineers

In a Seacoast Online commentary, Rep. Chris Babbidge of Kennebunk, wrote about his recent visit to the University of Maine College of Engineering with fellow state lawmakers. Though UMaine graduated 375 engineers last year — a record — Babbidge noted that state business, education and research institutions advertised for 1,450 engineering positions. “Dr. Dana Humphrey, […]

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UMaine wireless leak detection system installed on space station, NASA reports

NASA reported in its weekly recap that the crew of the International Space Station has installed a wireless leak detection system that was developed at the University of Maine. On a spacecraft, leaking air, fluids or gases can cause stability problems and jeopardize crew members’ safety, according to the article. Air leaks can cause ultrasonic […]

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