UMaine in the News

Mitchell speaks at conference for girls

UMaine police officer Deb Mitchell was quoted in a Saturday Bangor Daily News story about Friday’s Totally Trades Conference at Washington County Community College, where 130 middle school and high school girls gathered to learn about careers in fields where most of the workers are men.

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News report on bee study

WLBZ television broadcast a Friday story about a multi-state research project looking at why U.S. bee populations are declining. UMaine Prof. Frank Drummond, who was interviewed for the story, is one of the researchers leading the project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The other states involved are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Tennessee.

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Discovery News Features UMaine Robotic Venus Flytrap

Discovery News carried an article Oct. 20 about a novel robotic Venus flytrap created at UMaine by mechanical engineering professor Mohsen Shahinpoor that uses soft artificial muscle nanomaterials to replicate the sensory responses of the small carnivorous plant, the Venus flytrap. Shahinpoor hopes the model and associated research will lead to improved artificial muscles in […]

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New York Newspaper Notes UMaine Bee Research

The Watertown Daily Times of northern New York state had a report on researchers who are studying the collapse of native bee colonies in the eastern U.S., and noted a federal grant to study the health of bee colonies, in which UMaine Cooperative Extension professor of insect ecology and insect pest management Frank Drummond is […]

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Report on Tidal Power Project

A tidal power project in Washington County in which UMaine researchers participated was the subject of a Bangor Daily News story. The story said Ocean Renewable Power Co., which worked with UMaine engineers and marine scientists to research areas such as turbine design, assessing the energy sources, and the impacts on both marine life and […]

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BDN Updates Memorial Gym Fundraising

The Bangor Daily News is reporting that fundraising for renovations to Memorial Gym and the UMaine fieldhouse are approaching the $14 million goal. UMaine Athletic Director Steve Abbott said the project will get underway if UMaine System trustees approve the plan at their next meeting in November. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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UMaine Alum Francis Crowe Profiled in Investor’s Business Daily

Civil engineer Francis Crowe, a 1905 graduate of the University of Maine who went on to oversee construction of 19 of the largest dams in the Western United States, including the Hoover Dam, was profiled in an Investor’s Business Daily article on the Hoover Dam project . The UMaine College of Engineering’s Francis Crowe Society […]

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Coverage of UMaine Engineering Job Fair

Bangor television station WLBZ covered Wednesday’s UMaine Engineering Job Fair, which was held at the student recreation center. There were 65 companies at the fair, according to the report. UMaine civil and environmental engineer Eric Landis said in an interview that in a knowledge-based economy, we need engineers to drive innovation. Senior Jessica Sanborn who […]

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Website Has Biofuel Story

The Green Optimist, a website that focuses on alternative energy, carried a Reuters story about UMaine engineer Clay Wheeler’s two-step process for making biofuel from wood. Wheeler said in the story he anticipates the value of biofuel will continue increase as petroleum sources become more scarce. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Story Focuses on International Students on Basketball Team

Several members of the UMaine men’s basketball team were interviewed for a Bangor Daily News report on the international student-athletes playing for the Black Bears this year. Coach Ted Woodward’s team includes a contingent of four from Europe, two Canadians and one Israeli, which means international players make up 47 percent of UMaine’s 15-man roster […]

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