Engineering

Volunteers help new students move into residence halls

UMaine welcomes its largest incoming class

The University of Maine is welcoming its largest incoming class — 2,300 students — with Maine Hello on Aug. 26, in preparation for the start of classes for the fall semester on Monday. Arriving on campus, members of the Class of 2020 and their families are being greeted by hundreds of UMaine community volunteers who […]

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New dual-degree program for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors

This fall, bachelor of arts students in any College of Liberal Arts and Sciences major will be eligible to enroll in a five-year MBA program in the Maine Business School. Previously, some departments in the college had MBA agreements. Now, UMaine offers a dual-degree program with the Maine Business School and two colleges — Liberal […]

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Community: Off-roading in a wheelchair

Read transcript In order to graduate from the University of Maine with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, students must participate in a public service project to fulfill their capstone requirement. This year, one of seven capstone projects was to design and build an off-road wheelchair for Cody O’Brion and his family. O’Brion suffered a […]

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Media cover second annual Aging Initiative Workshop

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the second annual Aging Initiative Workshop at the University of Maine. The workshop was hosted by UMaine’s Office of the Vice President for Research and the Center on Aging to connect faculty and staff across disciplines and professions from all seven University […]

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Students win energy scholarships from CMP parent company, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported two University of Maine students were awarded grants from the Avangrid Foundation and Fundación Iberdrola España to conduct postgraduate research into energy, the environment and data science. AVANGRID Inc. is the parent company of Central Maine Power and Maine Natural Gas in Maine, as well as other energy companies in New York, Connecticut […]

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Bangor Metro magazine publishes feature on Manion

Bangor Metro magazine published a feature article on Will Manion, a professor of construction engineering technology at the University of Maine. According to the article, the Old Town resident’s passion for the industry keeps him working in the field when he’s not in the classroom. “Both civil and construction engineering are very people-oriented professions. We’re […]

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Orach featured in PPH after Beach to Beacon

University of Maine graduate student Jesse Orach was highlighted in the Portland Press Herald after he won the Maine men’s division in his first-ever Beach to Beacon race in Cape Elizabeth. Orach, who missed the sign-up for the race and got to take part after one of his friend’s mothers couldn’t participate and he paid […]

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WVII covers Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) hosted by the University of Maine. The multiday conference aims to promote engineering as it relates to agriculture, biology and related applications. This year’s conference theme is sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. About 75 participants from UMaine along with researchers from other […]

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Bridge testing

Building bridges for the future

Without a sound, safe and efficient transportation infrastructure, Bill Davids says we wouldn’t have an economy. “That truck that just drove over this bridge carrying goods to wherever wouldn’t be able to make its trip; the ambulance wouldn’t be able to get to your house; you wouldn’t be able to get to work in the […]

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