Engineering

News Center highlights ASCC’s wood fiber insulation R & D

News Center Maine highlighted the research and development partnership between the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the co-founders of TimberHP to create wood fiber insulation. The insulation, made from wood chips, is renewable, recyclable and carbon-negative. It is being produced at an old paper mill in Madison and has gained interest […]

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VEMI Lab research on autonomous vehicles featured by BDN

Bangor Daily News featured the role of the University of Maine VEMI Lab in researching to further integrate human needs into autonomous vehicle technology. Richard Corey, director of the lab, said a lot of their research is based on the idea that the technology and safety improvements associated with autonomous vehicles are great, but are […]

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Android co-founder headlining Maine Innovation Exchange

Entrepreneurs seeking ideas, support networks and resources for revolutionizing their business and adapting to an evolving economy are invited to attend the Maine Innovation Exchange, headlined by Android co-founder and venture capitalist Rich Miner and TimberHP President and CEO Joshua Henry.   The Maine Innovation Exchange will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, June […]

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The Verge interviews Ranasinghe on taste simulation in virtual reality

Nimesha Ranasinghe, an assistant professor of spatial informatics at the University of Maine, was interviewed for The Verge’s podcast, The Vergecast, to talk about how taste is simulated in virtual reality experiences. Ranasinghe explained his research, which explored sending electrical pulses to peoples’ tongues to manipulate different tastes, like salty, sweet, sour and bitter.

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News Center highlights UMaine engineering collaboration with John Bapst

News Center Maine highlighted the collaboration between the Maine College of Engineering and Computing at the University of Maine and John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor as part of UMS TRANSFORMS. High school students are researching ways to prevent and treat vision loss from glaucoma with students and faculty from the college and industry […]

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UMaine researchers creating semiconductor curriculum for high schoolers

The National Science Foundation awarded $1.2 million to a University of Maine-led team of researchers to create a comprehensive semiconductor curriculum for high school students.  Spearheaded by principal investigator Prabuddha Chakraborty and co-principal investigator Rosemary Smith from UMaine’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the team will devise lessons and coursework about developing semiconductors that […]

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Mainebiz boosts UMaine, USM medical research partnership

Mainebiz reported on the medical research partnership between the University of Maine and University of Southern Maine to advance the field of medicine and create new professional development opportunities. The pilot partnership is led by the UMaine Institute of Medicine and provides fellowships to USM faculty, who will become adjunct faculty at UMaine and work […]

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BDN highlights UMaine alumnus Batchelder ahead of entrepreneurial competition

The Bangor Daily News highlighted the research and achievements of Kendra Batchelder, co-founder/CEO of Waved Medical LLC and a University of Maine alumna. She and her company will be competing for $25,000 in the Top Gun Showcase Pitch Event during the Maine Entrepreneurs Summit after recently winning the Regional Top Gun Pitch. Batchelder applied her […]

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Maine media cover 2024 ASCC windstorm challenge

News Center Maine, WABI (CBS 5 in Bangor) and WFVX (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) covered the 2024 Matthew R. Simmons Windstorm Challenge hosted by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). Approximately 800 middle and high school students competed during the annual event on Friday, May 10 at the Harold Alfond […]

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Maine’s first research satellite to launch this year

Maine’s first small research satellite, designed to engage middle and high school students in STEM, is expected to launch into orbit within the next couple of months.  Firefly Aerospace, a company based in Cedar Rapids, Texas, integrated the nearly 1 foot tall satellite, known as MESAT1, into a rocket to be launched from the Vandenberg […]

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