Engineering

WABI covers wind turbine challenges

WABI (Channel 5) reported on two middle and high school STEM competitions at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. About 300 students participated in the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and ninth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge, WABI reported. For the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, high school students designed and constructed a scale-model floating wind […]

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Mainebiz reports on AMC, Lanco collaboration for L.L.Bean

Mainebiz reported on a recent collaboration between the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine and Westbrook-based Lanco Integrated that has resulted in the building of a new automation machine for L.L.Bean. The machine will be used in the outdoor retailer’s Brunswick manufacturing facility — and is expected to increase production and quality, Mainebiz […]

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AMC and Lanco employees working on a piece of equipment

AMC, Westbrook company collaborate to build automation machine for L.L.Bean

A recent collaboration between the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine and a southern Maine company has resulted in the building of a new automation machine for L.L.Bean. The machine, which automates the stitching process for the base of L.L. Bean’s tote bags, will be used in the outdoor retailer’s Brunswick manufacturing facility. […]

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Dean Humphrey discusses engineering on ‘Positively Maine’ radio show

Dana Humphrey, dean of the University of Maine College of Engineering, was a recent guest on Newsradio WGAN’s “Positively Maine” radio show. The four-segment episode focused on Humphrey’s career; the UMaine College of Engineering’s history, students and research; and the future of engineering in the state, including the need for more engineers.

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Free two-week engineering day camp for Bangor-area middle school students

The University of Maine College of Engineering is offering educational opportunities for 20 middle school students to learn about engineering- and transportation-related careers in a free two-week day camp, July 10–21 on campus. Students explore all aspects of engineering while participating in leadership and team-building activities, and a series of lectures, workshops, hands-on laboratories and […]

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AP advances wind turbine challenges

The Associated Press reported more than 250 middle and high school students are expected to participate in two science competitions involving wind at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center on May 19. For the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, high school students will design and build a scale-model floating wind turbine platform and deliver […]

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International Programs announces study abroad scholarship recipients

International Programs at the University of Maine has announced the latest study abroad scholarship recipients. The group gathered in April for a pre-departure orientation. Recently awarded scholarships include: Samantha Smith Scholarship — Awarded to Brawley Benson, an international affairs major and economics minor. Benson will attend the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow, […]

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Hall of Fame engineer inducted into Francis Crowe Society

Alumni George Sakellaris was inducted into the Francis Crowe Ceremony May 9, 2017 at the Buchanan Alumni House. Sakellaris is the president and chief executive officer, as well as the chairman of the board of directors of Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was awarded an […]

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Kleinschmidt Windstorm, Maine Wind Blade challenges slated for May 19

More than 250 students are expected to participate in two middle and high school STEM competitions Friday, May 19 at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center: the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and the ninth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The competitions, which showcase real-world, hands-on STEM innovation by middle and high school students […]

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