Fogler Library during fall

UMaine announces ‘Vision for Tomorrow’ $200 million comprehensive campaign

Today at the University of Maine Foundation Annual Luncheon, University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills announced that UMaine and the Foundation have moved into the final, public phase of the Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign, a $200 million fundraising drive for UMaine. The campaign has […]

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UMaine mentioned in BDN editorial on mass timber

The University of Maine was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News editorial, “Maine should help give mass timber mass appeal.” The editorial argues the state could benefit greatly from turning the lumber from Maine woods into a variety of new products. Using any of the state’s vacant industrial spaces to manufacture mass timber products could […]

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WaYS student in the field

Native American knowledge, western science to be integrated in classes

Editor’s note: story updated Oct. 4. Native American ecological knowledge and western science will be integrated in some University of Maine science courses, with the goal of implementing the methods nationwide. With a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant titled INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science), […]

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Cardboard Canoe Race set for Sept. 30 on Stillwater River

The annual Cardboard Canoe Race, hosted by the University of Maine chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 on Stillwater River. Teams of as many as four people per cardboard canoe will launch from UMaine’s Steam Plant parking lot. Registration fee is $20 per team. To register or […]

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Thomas Jefferson Scholarship student from Tunisia at UMaine

Khouloud Gaza, a third-year student majoring in mechatronics engineering at National School of Engineers of Sousse, has joined the University of Maine community for the academic year as part of the Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program of the U.S. Department of State’s Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program. Gaza is the first student to study at UMaine under […]

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AP reports on $100,000 NSF grant to fund lake quality study

The Associated Press reported the National Science Foundation has awarded a one-year, $100,000 grant for continuing a University of Maine citizen science project geared at protecting the water quality of lakes. The grant will help extend the project, which began in 2015 with funding from UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, into […]

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FBRI mentioned in Biofuels Digest report on adding value to forest industry

The University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute was included in the Biofuels Digest article, “Bounding Maine: Top 10 companies targeting Maine’s forest resource for higher-value apps.” Last September, the Defense Logistics Agency announced it will invest $3.3 million to advance wood to jet fuel technology at the Technology Research Center of FBRI. The technology […]

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UMaine HAB team launching a weather balloon

Engineering students starred during total eclipse

The temperature was north of 93 degrees on Clemson University’s Quad and Cameron Sullivan’s computer keyboard was so hot it hurt to touch. On the rooftop of the nearby Watt Family Innovation Center, Derek Haas says felt like a frying egg. But at 2:37 p.m. Aug. 21, the temperature dropped for 2 minutes and 37 […]

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