Economic Development

WSJ interviews Dagher for podcast on the future of 3D printing

The Wall Street Journal interviewed University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center Director Habib Dagher for a podcast on how the speed and affordability of 3D printing could make it vital to the future of manufacturing. The podcast mentions the bio-based home, a boat, offshore windmill blades and floor systems for high-rise buildings that […]

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Culinary exchange between Maine and France will support Maine scallops

A group of chefs, seafood professionals, writers, economic development specialists and educators will travel to France from April 14-22 to explore French techniques for handling and preparing scallops in support of the scallop farming and commercial fishing sectors in Maine.   The project is made possible by a grant from the NOAA National Sea Grant Office […]

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UMaine names 2024 Presidential Award recipients

The 2024 Presidential Awards recognize outstanding teaching in wildlife ecology, pioneering research in biodiversity, significant public engagement and research focused on voting, innovation in aquaculture and extraordinary impact on young entrepreneurs and communities across Maine.  Lindsay Seward, a principal lecturer in wildlife ecology, received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award. Brian McGill, professor of ecological modeling, […]

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Foster Center announces recipients of 2024 Innovation Awards

The University of Maine Foster Center for Innovation announced the third annual Innovation Awards winners, who will be honored in a ceremony at the center on April 11 as part of Maine Impact Week. The awards recognize and celebrate the impact of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are active in innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization. The 2024 […]

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$1.6M donation will accelerate progress within the pulp and paper industry

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) has donated $1.6 million to the University of Maine to establish the UMaine Sustainable Packaging Initiative.  The UMaine Sustainable Packaging Initiative is a research-based public and private consortium that focuses on using forest-based materials to accelerate the transition to renewable and recyclable packaging made from forest fiber.  “As a UMaine […]

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Maine Impact Week to celebrate, foster innovation powered by UMaine

Maine Impact Week, an annual celebration of the University of Maine’s community and contributions to the scientific, creative and economic advancement of the state, kicks off on April 8. More than 15 events will highlight the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s premier research university, which ranks among the top 3.7% of […]

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University of Maine System to accelerate workforce and small business development with federal funding secured by Sens. Collins and King

One-time Congressionally Directed Spending awards will be invested statewide in public university infrastructure and programming that directly address critical workforce shortages in the state and advance economic and community growth ORONO, Maine — Funding in the federal budget package passed this weekend will enable the University of Maine System (UMS) to further strengthen and grow […]

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New USDA PFAS research center at UMaine highlighted by E&E News, BDN

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a new center for researching and finding solutions to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are found in Maine’s water and land and have been linked to liver disease and high cholesterol, at the University of Maine. E & E News by Politico and the Bangor Daily News […]

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