Economic Development

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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Bangor Daily column cites April 9 biodiversity summit

A Bangor Daily News column by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree highlighted the April 9 Maine Forest Bioeconomy Summit, which will feature Jake Ward, University of Maine vice president for innovation and economic development, and Adam Daigneault, assistant professor of forest, conservation and recreation policy, as panelists in discussions of sustainable forestry and climate change and […]

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Media advance small grains research

The Bangor Daily News, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, Morning Ag Clips and the Daily Bulldog shared a news release about University of Maine researchers assisting in a multi-institutional effort to create new strategies for producing and marketing small grains like bread wheat, naked barley, hulless oats, rye and others. Cornell University is leading the project, and has […]

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UMaine experts assist in small grains research to bolster industry

University of Maine researchers are assisting in a multi-institutional effort to create new strategies for producing and marketing small grains like bread wheat, naked barley, hulless oats, rye and others.  Farmers often underutilize small grains because they have less economic value than other crops. To increase their value and provide more revenue streams for Northeastern […]

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