Economic Development

Mainebiz announces 35 startups selected for Top Gun Maine 2018

Mainebiz reported the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, University of Maine, Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute have selected 35 businesses for the Top Gun Maine 2018, a statewide program that assists early-stage companies with high-growth potential. This is the first year that sessions will convene in Portland, Bangor, […]

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UMaine Career Fair to be held Feb. 7

The University of Maine Career Center will host the annual UMaine Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center on campus. More than 170 employers from Maine and around the country with job and internship opportunities are expected to exhibit at the fair. Over 100 […]

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Morse quoted in Press Herald article on eating scallops

Dana Morse, an ​aquaculture research​er ​with Maine Sea Grant who works with oysters and other shellfish, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for the article, “Why don’t we apply the principles of nose-to-tail eating to scallops?” as part of the “Green Plate Special” column. According to Morse, most Americans eat only the scallop’s adductor muscle […]

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Media report on UMS launch of engineering pathway program

WVII (Channel 7) and The Free Press reported the University of Maine System will launch the Maine Engineering Pathways Program in fall 2018 to help more students prepare for a Maine-based engineering career and to build workforce development capacity in response to a critical state shortage. The program is designed so students can graduate in […]

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American beech dominating, abundance of maples declining due to climate-associated changes in Northeastern forests

The composition of hardwood forests in the Northeastern United States is changing significantly. In the past 30 years in forestlands in four states, climate-associated changes have increased the abundance of American beech compared to three other hardwood species commonly associated with the regional forests, according to University of Maine-led research team. The significant shift to […]

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UMaine System surpasses local food goal ahead of schedule, media report

The Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), Bangor Daily News, Mainebiz, 101.9 The Rock and The Associated Press reported the University of Maine System announced at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show that it already has surpassed the goal it set to source 20 percent of its food from local growers and producers by 2020. The […]

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The Fish Site reports on aquaculture industry research led by Noblet, Rickard

The Fish Site reported University of Maine research indicates the aquaculture industry is poised for growth through strategic outreach and consumer education. Globally, the marine aquaculture industry generates roughly $166 billion per year. However, the United States lags in international markets,  and for the industry to grow, there must be a general understanding and acceptance […]

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UMaine mentioned in Press Herald report on year’s top sustainability stories

The University of Maine was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article that listed some of the positive actions and events related to sustainability that took place in Maine during 2017. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration allocated a grant of $908,015 for research into sustainable processing of aquacultured seaweed and development of new value-added […]

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