Free Darling Marine Center Summer Seminar Series returns May 30

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center (DMC) is launching its 2024 Summer Seminar Series — talks exploring the latest marine science research in the state — with the first talk scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at Brooke Hall Conference Center. The inaugural talk of the 2024 series will feature Pauline Dion, […]

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UMaine researcher briefs Congress on wastewater disease surveillance

A University of Maine researcher spoke in a Congressional briefing about successful efforts led by the University of Maine System to use wastewater testing to keep classes and labs open during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Robert T. Wheeler, a professor of microbiology at the University of Maine, testified May 14 as an expert witness at a […]

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Android co-founder headlining Maine Innovation Exchange

Entrepreneurs seeking ideas, support networks and resources for revolutionizing their business and adapting to an evolving economy are invited to attend the Maine Innovation Exchange, headlined by Android co-founder and venture capitalist Rich Miner and TimberHP President and CEO Joshua Henry.   The Maine Innovation Exchange will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, June […]

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Media highlight naming of new Lobster Institute executive director

The Bangor Daily News, Mainebiz, the Penobscot Bay Pilot and highlighted the naming of Christina Cash as the new executive director of the University of Maine Lobster Institute, effective May 17. Formerly the captain and owner/operator of a lobster boat, Cash is native to the state of Maine and graduated from UMaine. She is […]

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The Verge interviews Ranasinghe on taste simulation in virtual reality

Nimesha Ranasinghe, an assistant professor of spatial informatics at the University of Maine, was interviewed for The Verge’s podcast, The Vergecast, to talk about how taste is simulated in virtual reality experiences. Ranasinghe explained his research, which explored sending electrical pulses to peoples’ tongues to manipulate different tastes, like salty, sweet, sour and bitter.

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Chris Cash named executive director of UMaine Lobster Institute

Maine native and University of Maine alumna Christina Cash has been named executive director at the UMaine Lobster Institute, effective May 17. Cash has been with the Lobster Institute since 2021, serving as the assistant director of communication and outreach, and more recently as interim director. Before joining the institute, Cash served as an advancement […]

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UMaine researchers creating semiconductor curriculum for high schoolers

The National Science Foundation awarded $1.2 million to a University of Maine-led team of researchers to create a comprehensive semiconductor curriculum for high school students.  Spearheaded by principal investigator Prabuddha Chakraborty and co-principal investigator Rosemary Smith from UMaine’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the team will devise lessons and coursework about developing semiconductors that […]

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Giudice co-authors award winning guidance on robot guide dogs

Nicholas Giudice, professor of spatial computing at the University of Maine, co-authored an award winning paper about developing robot guide dogs to assist people with visual impairments. In an effort led by researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Giudice helped outline the first user-driven guidelines on the needs and design specifications for robot guide […]

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