UMaine students help make Fields Pond Audubon Center more accessible

Students from the University of Maine Construction Engineering Technology program replaced an aging footbridge at the Fields Pond Audubon Center with a new, more accessible pathway made of stone, gravel and crusher dust. The path makes it easier for people with physical disabilities, particularly those related to mobility, to travel from the nature center to […]

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Business Insider notes ASCC bio-based 3D-printed house

In an article about a Japanese company that 3D-printed a 530-square-foot concrete tiny home, Business Insider noted that the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has 3D-printed a fully recyclable tiny home using wood waste.

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L.L.Bean supporting UMaine’s work on eradicating ‘forever chemicals’

Editor’s note: This story was updated Sept. 21.  University of Maine postdoctoral scholar Manisha Choudhary is researching ways to eradicate toxic so-called “forever chemicals” known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and training other students thanks to support from L.L.Bean.  The outdoor goods retailer based in Freeport, Maine gifted a two-year, $150,000 grant for […]

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Maine Monitor cites UMaine study in article about salamanders

In an article about road salt impacting Maine salamanders, The Maine Monitor cited a 2022 assessment of statewide road salt practices done by researchers at the University of Maine which shows that while the Maine Department of Transportation pre-wets its salt, most municipalities don’t, even though simply wetting the mixture before it’s applied dramatically reduces […]

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Vincent Weaver ‘demakes’ video games to teach about computer systems

Vincent Weaver, a University of Maine associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has a quirky hobby: “de-making” video games, or reformatting classic games onto even simpler systems than the ones they were launched on as a programming challenge. Weaver has not only amassed an online fan base for his demakes — he has also […]

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Cindy Bellavance and Oluwadamilola Kolawole: Streamlining conservation research

Student researchers Cindy Bellavance and Oluwadamilola Kolawole are transforming DNA testing strategies. Through a grant from the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), the rising University of Maine seniors are testing technologies that will increase the speed and precision with which researchers test for genetic markers in the environment. Bellavance and Kolawole are working with loop […]

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News Center Maine features PFAS Center for Excellence

News Center Maine featured the upcoming PFAS Center for Excellence located at the University of Maine and its potential to lead the way nationally in PFAS solutions research. “What will be key is for us to hire a research leader with expertise in PFAS research and a vision of where this program would go in […]

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