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Maine’s first research satellite to launch this year

Maine’s first small research satellite, designed to engage middle and high school students in STEM, is expected to launch into orbit within the next couple of months.  Firefly Aerospace, a company based in Cedar Rapids, Texas, integrated the nearly 1 foot tall satellite, known as MESAT1, into a rocket to be launched from the Vandenberg […]

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Mott, Stanley named UMaine 2024 Outstanding Classified Employees

Administrative Specialist Emily Mott and Community Education Assistant Elizabeth Stanley have been named the 2024 Outstanding Classified Employees at the University of Maine by the Classified Employees Advisory Council (CEAC). Mott and Stanley both work with University of Maine Cooperative Extension.  The award recognizes classified employees’ exceptional service and dedication to UMaine, increasing the campus […]

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Free Machias Area Community Suppers available every Thursday

Reduce food waste by enjoying a free meal and good company during the Machias Area Community Suppers held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays at the Center Street Community Room, 9 Center St. The next weekly supper will be on May 16.   Hosted by the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, […]

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UMaine summer series for educators to inspire, engage K-12 leaders

The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development and Summer University are partnering to offer a series of institutes for K-12 school personnel looking for personal and professional growth and innovative solutions for unique challenges in today’s schools. The third annual UMaine Educators Institute will be held June 17-18, featuring a keynote speech […]

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Transformation of ocean management is underway, study finds

Marine ecosystem-based management (EBM) is a growing practice of ocean stewardship and conservation that offers benefits to the production of healthy, local food and the preservation of clean water, as well as recreation, habitation and storm protection in the Gulf of Maine and beyond.  Despite its benefits and recognition as a keystone practice of ocean […]

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Newsom talks with News Center Maine on Wabanaki archaeological sites

News Center Maine interviewed Bonnie Newsom, a University of Maine associate professor of anthropology, about a new effort involving her, UMaine Ph.D. students and the National Park Service to protect Wabanaki archaeological sites in Acadia National Park from climate change using Indigenous and western knowledge. Federal funding will support the project, which will involve devising […]

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Astronomy Center hosting new event for Minecraft lovers May 11

The University of Maine Versant Power Astronomy Center is hosting a new family event in partnership What-If Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft (WHIMC). This immersive astronomy experience, scheduled for Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., is designed for children ages 8-14 years old and offers engagement for parents and guardians. Tickets include access to a […]

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Mainebiz highlights UMaine’s history, innovative advancements

Mainebiz highlighted the University of Maine in an article about how colleges and universities in Maine have a long history of advancing and innovating their campuses despite economic downturns. During the 2008 recession, UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center partnered with a private company to use composite technology in bridge construction. The university’s Aroostook Farm […]

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Media highlight UMaine annual cooking competition for high schoolers

WABI (CBS 5 in Bangor) and WFVX (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) covered the fourth annual University of Maine Innovative Local Foods Cooking Challenge in Hitchner Hall on Thursday, April 25. University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor Kathie Savoie and food science pilot plant manager Robert Dumas helped coordinate the competition. Eleanor Nery […]

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