Economic Development

Dagher discusses floating offshore wind power with Maine Public

Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, discussed the research and economic prospects of floating offshore wind power development with Maine Public. “The engineering challenges we’ve solved relatively quickly,” Dagher said. “But it’s really the business end of it, how do we make it in Maine, how do we […]

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Media report on study of climate change impacts on blueberry barrens

The Bangor Daily News, Mainebiz, Morning Ag Clips, the Penobscot Bay Pilot and Eurasia Review, picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting research which shows that the blueberry barrens of Downeast Maine are warming at a faster rate than the rest of Maine, suggesting that unique strategies to mitigate climate change are required to sustain the […]

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Blackmer, Lee talk with Centralmaine.com about municipal food recycling projects

Travis Blackmer, a University of Maine lecturer in the School of Economics, and Susanne Lee, a faculty fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, talked with Centralmaine.com about a new food recycling project being launched in Winslow on Earth Day. The Portland Press Herald shared the Centralmaine.com story. Waste Advantage Magazine […]

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WABI talks with DiSpirito about Truman Scholar award

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with Dominique DiSpirito, a University of Maine political science and honors student, who was recently named a 2021 Truman Scholar. DiSpirito is being recognized for her support of programs that seek to address food insecurity, pollution and mismanagement of natural resources and her public service leadership potential. “It’s pretty exciting to […]

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Maine DMR promotes publication of shellfish handbook

The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) promoted a new shellfish handbook developed in partnership with the University of Maine and Maine Sea Grant. The handbook, which offers shellfish management strategies for municipalities among other information, is available online.

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Rural Health and Wellbeing Grand Challenge Grant Program awards announced

The University of Maine System Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF) Advisory Board has announced the award of 14 new internal grants for the 2020–21 academic year. These one-year projects will foster research and development activities in three important areas: COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants; Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaboratives (IURCs); and UMS Research Collaboration Networks.  Applicants were required […]

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ZME Science reports on UMaine’s 3D-printing capabilities

ZME Science shared a time-lapse video of the 3D-printing of a boat at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center in a story about advancements in technology that yield industrial materials of enhanced strength by combining bio-based materials with 3D-printing polymers.

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News Center talks with Wilson about the Big Gig Pitch-Off finale

News Center Maine talked with Emma Wilson, Big Gig coordinator at the University of Maine, about the final event of the 2021 season. According to Wilson, conducting the pitch-off events virtually has facilitated increased participation and publicity for the contestants and their businesses. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, University of Maine System vice chancellor for research and innovation […]

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