Economic Development

McKay, Pendse featured on Maine Public discussing new forest products

Susan MacKay, senior R&D program manager at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and Hemant Pendse, professor of chemical engineering and founder of the UMaine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, were featured as panelists on a segment of Maine Public’s show “Maine Calling” focusing on the emerging uses of forest products in Maine. 

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UMaine Extension earns $6.5M for new 4-H workforce development program

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H was recently awarded $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) to nurture future leaders of northern New England’s food system.  The new program, called “Oh Yea! 4-H Grows True Leaders,” will provide experiential learning, practical knowledge and life skill development to hundreds […]

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UMaine students competing in Greenlight Maine season finale

A team of University of Maine students will be featured in the upcoming season eight finale of Greenlight Maine College Edition, a show in which participants pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win funding, at 8:30 p.m. July 6 on Maine Public television.  In the episode, Alex Mehre, […]

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Maine Monitor features UMaine wood energy research

The Maine Monitor featured research at the University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute to develop alternatives to fossil fuels by using wood that might otherwise go to waste. Ian Toal, mechanical process engineer, spoke to the online publication about the project. “I’ve got a 5-year-old at home that I still can’t imagine what kind […]

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Dumas speaks to BDN about growing a ‘recipe garden’

Robert Dumas, food science innovation coordinator at the University of Maine, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about growing a “recipe garden,” which focuses on growing crops for specific dishes or types of dishes, like salsa, pizza, kimchi, sauerkraut or Thai cuisine. “There is always the availability with your garden to grow things unique to […]

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CNN highlights floating offshore wind energy research at UMaine

CNN interviewed Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and Anthony Viselli, manager of offshore model testing and structural design at the facility, about floating offshore wind research being conducted at UMaine. “You’re working on technology that can have huge societal effects and job creation. It’s just […]

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New report describes community resilience in Northern Border Region

Describing the resilience to major economic, ecological and climate change by rural communities across northern New England and New York through qualitative and quantitative data is the objective of a new report written by University of Maine researchers Adam Daigneault and Aaron Weiskittel and their colleagues. The project team and partners will present key findings […]

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Belding featured on Maine International Trade Center panel

John Belding, director of the University of Maine Advanced Manufacturing Center, was featured on a panel titled “Industry 4.0 and Maine’s Future in the Global Market,” hosted by the Maine International Trade Center on May 9. The panel was one of the organization’s annual Maine International Trade Day events.

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