Economic Development

MBS students speak about research project on WABI

University of Maine students Will Carter and Austin Cashman visited the studio of WABI (Channel 5) to speak about their research project, Undiscovered Maine. The project, which involves Maine Business School faculty and students, aims to provide opportunities for students to learn web and social media strategies as well as organizational, management and marketing skills […]

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WVII interviews Dagher, Anderson about 3D printing for boatbuilding

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with the University of Maine’s Habib Dagher, executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and James Anderson, senior research and development program manager at the UMaine Composites Center, about using 3D printing for boatbuilding. The center recently received $500,000 from the Maine Technology Institute to form a technology cluster […]

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Weed management

UMaine research on weed management for organic farms focus of $1.9M USDA award

Weed management strategies for organic vegetable growers, including challenges to implementing them, will be the focus of a more than $1.9 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the University of Maine. The research will be led by Eric Gallandt, a UMaine professor of weed ecology […]

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KJ interviews McConnon about Maine craft, artisan industries

Jim McConnon, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics at UMaine, spoke with the Kennebec Journal for an article about the 38th annual Fall Holiday Arts and Craft Fair that was held in Augusta. McConnon, who studies small businesses with 1–5 employees, said these businesses make up more than a fifth […]

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BDN reports on collaboration to toughen lobster shells

A new collaboration among researchers at the University of Maine and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine was included in a Bangor Daily News business roundup. The researchers plan to work with seafood wholesaler Ready Seafood Inc. of Portland to create an environment where a soft-shell lobster  can turn into a hard-shell one after it has […]

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Pendse speaks with WABI about Maine’s pulp production future

Hemant Pendse, director of UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about the recent sale of the Old Town mill. The institute has a research center in the mill’s warehouse, which city officials say will remain on the property, the Associated Press reported. In June, ND Paper LLC bought the Rumford paper […]

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20th annual Engineering Job Fair to be held Oct. 17

More than 152 companies are expected to be represented at the University of Maine’s 2018 Engineering Job Fair on Oct. 17. The 20th annual event, which is expected to attract more than 1,000 students, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. Co-sponsored by the UMaine College […]

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Workshop to focus on external partnerships, commercialization

The Office of Innovation and Economic Development and the Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies Office will host an Introduction to External Partnerships and Commercialization Workshop for University of Maine faculty, staff and student researchers. The workshop will help participants learn how to take their research further through external partnerships and commercialization. […]

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