Engineering

Press Herald reports on Top Gun winners

The Portland Press Herald reported on the winners of the statewide Top Gun pitch-off. The event, hosted by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and the University of Maine, marked the graduation of the 2016 class of Top Gun entrepreneurs. Nobleboro resident and entrepreneur Chuck Benton of Team AR won the $120,000 in-kind prize from […]

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Ph.D. candidate, part-time faculty member win $10,000 Top Gun prize

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) and the University of Maine announced the winners of the Top Gun Showcase. Nadir Yildirim, a graduate of UMaine’s innovation engineering program and a Ph.D. candidate in forest resources; and Simin Khosravani, a part-time faculty member in the UMaine Department of Mathematics & Statistics, were awarded a $10,000 […]

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Maine offshore wind project moves to top tier of national demonstration program

Editor’s note: Story updated 5 p.m., May 27. In a news release this morning, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that Maine’s New England Aqua Ventus I floating offshore wind demonstration project, designed by a University of Maine-led consortium, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to participate in the […]

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Caccese speaks with WABI about concussion testing at AMC

Vince Caccese, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Maine, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about concussion testing being conducted at the Advanced Biomechanics Lab for Injury Reduction and Rehabilitation in UMaine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC). UMaine researchers, including Caccese, are testing shock-absorbing material Winthrop-based company Alba-Technic developed to shield the brain from injury. […]

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Media cover STEM challenges at UMaine Composites Center

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2), Mainebiz and ENR (Engineering News-Record) reported on two STEM challenges that were held at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center on May 20. Around 300 middle and high school students from around the state took part in the Windstorm Challenge and the […]

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Hundreds of students to compete in STEM challenges at UMaine, AP reports

The Associated Press reported hundreds of students will visit the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center on May 20 to compete in the Windstorm Challenge and the 8th annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The competitions are for middle- and high-school students. Winning team members will be offered internships with the center if they […]

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Dagher quoted in Bloomberg article on oil industry, offshore wind farms

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center which is developing offshore wind technology, was quoted in the Bloomberg article, “The oil industry can teach offshore wind farms how to stay afloat.” Floating turbine foundations cost about eight times more than seafloor-based supports for their conventional counterparts, according to […]

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Mainebiz advances STEM competitions to be held at UMaine

Josh Plourde, communications manager and IT coordinator at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, spoke with Mainebiz about two STEM competitions to be held at the center on May 20 — the Windstorm Challenge and the Maine Wind Blade Challenge. About 300 middle- and high-school students from 40 schools are expected to […]

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Pendse cited in MPBN report on expiring waste disposal agreement

Hemant Pendse, director of the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute and chemical engineering professor at the University of Maine, was mentioned in a Maine Public Broadcasting Network report about the expiration of a 30-year waste disposal agreement between more than 180 communities and the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. PERC, which generates electricity with its Orrington incinerator, […]

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UMaine Composites Center to host 300 students for STEM challenges

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center will host the Windstorm Challenge and the 8th Annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge for middle- and high-school students May 20. Winning team members of both competitions will be offered internships at the UMaine Composites Center valued at more than $20,000, contingent upon enrollment at the university. […]

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