Signature and Emerging Areas

Leslie to lecture on coastal resilience in Bath

Marine scientists Heather Leslie and Susie Arnold will talk about coastal resilience at the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust spring lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at Patten Free Library in Bath. Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Libra Associate Professor in the School of Marine Sciences, conducts research […]

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Clam Cam offers glimpse of lives, challenges of harvesters

Bridie McGreavy grew up in Brownfield, Maine, but until arriving at the University of Maine in 2010, she hadn’t been on a clam flat. Walking on exposed intertidal mud for the first time, she says, was like entering a “world that was so foreign, so beautiful.” Now, thanks to the Clam Cam — which opens […]

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AMC, Westbrook company collaborate to build automation machine for L.L.Bean

A recent collaboration between the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine and a southern Maine company has resulted in the building of a new automation machine for L.L.Bean. The machine, which automates the stitching process for the base of L.L. Bean’s tote bags, will be used in the outdoor retailer’s Brunswick manufacturing facility. […]

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King to teach comparative regenerative biology in Bar Harbor

Benjamin King, assistant professor of bioinformatics, will be a member of the faculty at REGEN 2017, a new signature course in Comparative Regenerative Biology, from July 29 to Aug. 12, at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor. REGEN 2017 will include an Aug. 4–6 symposium titled “Learning from Nature: Comparative Biology of Tissue Regeneration and […]

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Bangor, Maine

Three UMaine projects awarded USDA funding to strengthen economy of rural communities

Three University of Maine projects were awarded a total of more than $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to improve sustainable agriculture and help rural communities thrive. The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded nearly $17.5 million to 47 institutions nationwide. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and […]

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Free two-week engineering day camp for Bangor-area middle school students

The University of Maine College of Engineering is offering educational opportunities for 20 middle school students to learn about engineering- and transportation-related careers in a free two-week day camp, July 10–21 on campus. Students explore all aspects of engineering while participating in leadership and team-building activities, and a series of lectures, workshops, hands-on laboratories and […]

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International Programs announces study abroad scholarship recipients

International Programs at the University of Maine has announced the latest study abroad scholarship recipients. The group gathered in April for a pre-departure orientation. Recently awarded scholarships include: Samantha Smith Scholarship — Awarded to Brawley Benson, an international affairs major and economics minor. Benson will attend the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow, […]

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Hall of Fame engineer inducted into Francis Crowe Society

Alumni George Sakellaris was inducted into the Francis Crowe Ceremony May 9, 2017 at the Buchanan Alumni House. Sakellaris is the president and chief executive officer, as well as the chairman of the board of directors of Ameresco, Inc., a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was awarded an […]

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Kleinschmidt Windstorm, Maine Wind Blade challenges slated for May 19

More than 250 students are expected to participate in two middle and high school STEM competitions Friday, May 19 at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center: the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and the ninth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The competitions, which showcase real-world, hands-on STEM innovation by middle and high school students […]

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Elizabeth Trenckmann

Elizabeth Trenckmann: Seeking to inspire high schoolers

Elizabeth “Betsy” Trenckmann wants to inspire science students similar to how Rita Kasper motivated her at La Veta Junior-Senior High School in Colorado. Trenckmann soon will have that chance. In August, the highly decorated 2017 University of Maine Master of Science in Teaching (MST) graduate will begin her career at Hermon High School instructing students […]

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