Engineering

Maine Startups Insider reports on VentureWell funding for students’ spinoff company

Maine Startups Insider reported a medical simulation startup founded by University of Maine students was selected to receive funding and training from VentureWell, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that supports science and technology entrepreneurs. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, began after a group of biomedical engineering students developed a $500 prototype of a manikin with a diaphragm […]

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Aerial view of engineering buildings on UMaine's campus in Orono

Design team named for Engineering Education and Design Center

Editor’s note: Story updated Dec. 7. The team of WBRC Architects Engineers, based in Bangor, and Ellenzweig, an architecture and planning firm in Boston, has been selected to design the Engineering Education and Design Center at the University of Maine, proposed to be upward of $80 million. The team, which includes five other Maine firms […]

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Students with a breathing simulator

Students’ biomedical engineering spinoff company receives VentureWell funding

A group of biomedical engineering graduate students at the University of Maine has been selected by nonprofit VentureWell to receive funding and training to develop their medical simulation startup. The students are receiving a $5,000 grant to help build their spinoff company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC. As part of their senior capstone, the students developed a […]

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Heat

UMaine designated one of eight DOE combined heat and power centers

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the University of Maine to lead one of eight regional partnerships dedicated to the promotion, technical support and deployment of cost-effective and highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies throughout the nation. UMaine, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire and Watson Strategy Group, will oversee […]

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UMaine designated as combined heat and power assistance center, media report

WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Decentralized Energy and the Associated Press reported on the recent U.S Department of Energy decision to select the University of Maine as a regional Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership program designee. The funding aims to advance the installation of cost-effective and highly efficient combined heat and power […]

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CUGR announces 2017–2018 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the undergraduate recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for the 2017–2018 academic year. CUGR’s advisory committee selected 14 proposals from 70 student submissions to be awarded $1,000 each during the semester. Each proposal was reviewed by three reviewers and scored on clarity, […]

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CUGR, Maine Space Grant Consortium announce undergraduate awards

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the MSGC Undergraduate Fellowship Award recipients for the 2017–2018 academic year. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, […]

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Mt. Blue high-schoolers launch high-elevation balloon, Sun Journal reports

Sun Journal reported on a high-elevation balloon launch conducted by students at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington. Rick Eason, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maine, has worked in collaboration with the biology class on the astrobiology-scientific ballooning project for several years, according to the article. He and […]

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BDN reports on wheelchair-accessible trail constructed by engineering students

The Bangor Daily News reported on the wheelchair-accessible Lac D’Or Trail at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge in Alton that was completed this fall. Constructed by students in the University of Maine Department of Engineering and Technology, it is the second pathway in the refuge’s new Trail of the Senses network, according to the article. Construction of […]

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UMaine spinoff company wins regional BigGig, Maine Startups Insider reports

Maine Startups Insider reported a medical simulation startup founded by University of Maine students won the Bangor region’s BigGig pitch event. The company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC, was spun off from a product developed by a group of bioengineering students, according to the article. The product began as a $500 prototype of a manikin with a […]

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