Economic Development

UMM to launch accelerated program to boost nursing enrollment, media report

Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, Mainebiz, News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), WMTW (Channel 8 on Portland) Fiddlehead Focus, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel reported on the University of Maine System’s plan to double its nursing enrollment over the next five years. The plan includes adding 1,000 new slots […]

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Morse quoted in Civil Eats article on farmed scallops

Civil Eats interviewed Dana Morse, an ​aquaculture research​er ​with Maine Sea Grant, for the article, “Farmed scallops are coming to a plate near you.” Maine fishery experts believe sea scallop farming offers potential for diversifying the state’s fisheries, as the Gulf of Maine grows warmer, putting the state’s lucrative lobster fishery at risk, the article […]

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UMaine, UTC digital badging to enhance education-to-workforce pathways

This fall, the University of Maine and United Technologies Center (UTC) are collaborating on a digital badging initiative to enhance education-to-workforce pathways for Maine students. The partnership aims to increase college access and readiness through the development of a pipeline to postsecondary education. Digital badging, which recognizes students’ learning achievements and connects them to engagement […]

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A taste of the Maine woods is brewing in Orono

The University of Maine’s forestry faculty have teamed up with Black Bear Brewing Company and Marsh Island Brewing to serve up Green Growth, a spruce tip pale ale, this July. The idea was originally conceived by Daniel Hayes and Aaron Weiskittel of UMaine’s School of Forest Resources. They were planning to host a boreal forest […]

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UMaine receives federal funds for transportation research center, media report

WABI (Channel 5), Mainebiz, the Bangor Daily News and the Associated Press reported the University of Maine will receive a $2,570,600 grant to lead a coalition of New England universities in the creation of a University Transportation Center (UTC). UMaine will receive about $14 million over the next five years toward leading transportation research to […]

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Porter speaks with WABI about new potato variety

Gregory Porter, a professor of plant, soil, and environmental sciences, as well as agronomy at the University of Maine, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about a new gourmet potato variety developed by UMaine. Sporting a unique skin pattern, the Pinto Gold has been in development for 12 years, WABI reported. Out of 50,000 individual varieties […]

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Media cover innovation showcase at UMaine

Mainebiz published a University of Maine news release to preview a showcase featuring five innovative devices designed as part of the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) program at UMaine and presented at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on May 30. MIRTA projects are all related to Maine businesses or industries key to […]

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Coastal Journal reports on Oyster Trail of Maine

Coastal Journal published an article on the Oyster Trail of Maine. The trail is the result of the combined efforts of several organizations including Maine Sea Grant, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, In a Half Shell, and the Maine Office of Tourism, according to the article. It was […]

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BDN reports on Darling Marine Center renovations

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole is in the planning phase of a $3 million upgrade, which will include rebuilding the boat ramp, renovating the center’s flowing seawater laboratory, and upgrading the pump system that provides water from the tidal river to the lab. DMC officials hope […]

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