Research

AP reports on Zheng’s voice production study, $500,000 NSF CAREER grant

The Associated Press reported Xudong Zheng, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, has been awarded more than a half million dollars from the National Science Foundation to study the human voice. The project will use computer models to look at sound production. Zheng says better understanding of vocal function can […]

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Putnam’s Mongolian Altai expedition featured in Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard reported on a recent research expedition by Aaron Putnam, assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute. Putnam traveled to Mongolia to develop a chronology of glacial retreat, taking samples from granite boulders that were once suspended in ice in the Altai Mountains, according to the article. Back at UMaine, Putnam […]

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BDN reports on technology developed at UMaine to help maintain brain health

The Bangor Daily News reported on an innovative, wireless home technology, developed at the University of Maine, that could someday take the place of traditional, hard-wired sleep studies in a clinical setting. The technology used in the patented device, known as the SleepMove, has been used to analyze sleep patterns in newborns with opiate dependency, […]

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UMaine names 2017 Presidential Award winners

A forensics researcher on the front lines of the drug abuse crisis in Maine and nationwide, the founder of UMaine’s nationally recognized Writing Center and an international expert on El Niño will receive the University of Maine’s top annual faculty awards. Research Professor Marcella Sorg will receive the 2017 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award; Professor […]

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Press Herald cites UMaine rockweed data in article on harvesting dispute

Data from the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine was cited in the Portland Press Herald article, “Judge rules that rockweed harvesters need landowners’ permission.” Jeff Nichols, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Marine Resources, said there were 134 licensed seaweed harvesters in Maine in 2016. They landed 13,977,313 pounds of […]

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Media report on UMaine, Maine Brewers’ Guild study on craft beer industry

The Portland Press Herald, Maine Public and Mainebiz reported on a new study released by the Maine Brewers’ Guild and conducted by the University of Maine School of Economics. The report is projecting growth of nearly 40 percent next year as the number of Maine’s craft brewers continues to increase, according to Maine Public. Maine […]

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Idaho Ed News cites SMART Institute in feature on Boise High School student

The University of Maine’s SMART (Stormwater Management Research Team) program was mentioned in an Idaho Ed News feature on Alyssa Lu, a junior at Boise High School. Lu is committed to combating climate change, helping the environment, and making the world a better place for her generation and those that come after, the article states. […]

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National Geographic quotes Lyon in article on Somalia drought

Bradfield Lyon, an associate research professor of climate analysis at the University of Maine, was interviewed by National Geographic for an article about the current drought in Somalia. The country’s government recently declared the drought a national disaster, and observers fear if rain doesn’t come this month, mass starvation will follow, according to the article. […]

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SMART Institute participants

UMaine SMART program to be featured in 2017 NSF INCLUDES Video Showcase

The University of Maine’s Stormwater Management Research Team (SMART) program will be featured in the 2017 NSF INCLUDES Video Showcase. The online event will feature three-minute videos on projects around the country that are aspiring to make STEM education in the United States more inclusive. The SMART program, based in the College of Engineering, seeks […]

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