Research

Research finds technology, skilled workforce, energy important to economic development of U.S. cities

A highly skilled workforce, technology-using companies and energy-based resources are the most important factors supporting economic development in the United States, according to a University of Maine economist. Workforce skills and high-tech businesses are particularly key to the performance of the nation’s largest cities, says Todd Gabe, a professor in UMaine’s School of Economics. In […]

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Ph.D. candidate in history awarded Fulbright to Canada

Ian Jesse, a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Maine, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Canada in history from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Jesse, who is from Plymouth, Massachusetts, will conduct research at the University of New Brunswick on how […]

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Lowes Cove floating pier and dock

New pier in place at Darling Marine Center

More than 50 people recently gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center’s new Lowes Cove pier and floating docks. Faculty, staff and students will utilize the new pier on the shore of the Damariscotta River for UMaine research, teaching and outreach initiatives. Citizen scientists monitoring the estuarine environment and […]

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Island Ad-Vantages reports on Deer Isle graduate student’s research fellowship

Island Ad-Vantages reported University of Maine student Anne “Ani” St. Amand of Deer Isle has been awarded a graduate research fellowship because of her demonstrated potential for significant achievement in STEM fields. The three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships are awarded to promote innovation, transformative scientific breakthroughs and economic growth in the U.S. St. […]

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Climate change directory created to connect public with experts, information

Ever wonder if there’s a journalism course at the University of Maine that incorporates climate science reporting? Who would be an informative speaker to talk about long-term watershed management, or changes in the lobster industry related to climate impacts, or reducing climate-related effects with community infrastructure improvements? Answers to these questions and many more can […]

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Research Administrators Network meeting May 10

The University of Maine’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invites staff who support research activities at UMaine to attend the Research Administrators’ Network (RAN) meeting from 2–4 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in Stodder Hall, Room 57. ORSP post-award staff will offer a training on allowable costs and cost transfers. More information, including a link […]

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Mechanical engineering technology students to present capstone projects May 3

About 45 University of Maine students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program will present their senior capstone design projects on Maine Day. From 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, students will showcase their final projects in the Machine Tool Lab, Room 106. Scheduled presentations: 9–9:30 a.m. “Human-powered alternative energy.” MET students are collaborating with […]

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