Signature and Emerging Areas

Bioengineering students and their capstone project

Bioengineering students develop pediatric breathing simulator

Four University of Maine bioengineering students have developed a new method of simulating pediatric respiratory distress in medical training manikins to better prepare health care professionals. For their bioengineering senior capstone design project, the students were tasked with creating a pediatric breathing simulator capable of displaying realistic lung and diaphragm movements. Most current manikins don’t […]

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U.S. Capitol Building

Elias’ essay on importance of science results in meeting with Congress

Ticks can bite anyone they latch onto — regardless of age, size, gender, nationality…or political affiliation. Thus, everyone is at risk of Lyme disease, says Susan Elias. That’s a message the doctoral student with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences will take to Capitol Hill in May. […]

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Lipstick Project founder to speak at UMaine April 25

Leigh Boyle, founder and executive director of The Lipstick Project, will deliver two public talks at the University of Maine on April 25. The Lipstick Project, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, was established in 2012 by a group of young women who wanted to bring dignity and beauty into the last days of people’s lives. […]

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2017 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2017 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners. The center’s advisory committee selected six proposals from 28 student submissions to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester. This year’s winners are: Meaghan Delcourt, psychology, “Examination of Electrodermal Reactivity in Self-Injurious Behaviors,” advised by Emily Haigh; […]

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Three UMaine students named to American Sociological Association Honors Program

Three University of Maine students have been selected into the American Sociological Association (ASA) Honors Program and will present research at the group’s 112th annual meeting in Montreal this August. Competitively selected from across the nation, the ASA Honors Program brings sociology students to the annual meeting to participate in a range of activities, including […]

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Steneck to present at Earth Optimism Summit

By nature, Bob Steneck is an glass-half-full kind of guy. The University of Maine marine ecologist will join other hopeful scientists, environmentalists, civic leaders and media from around the world at the Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C. on Earth Day weekend. He’ll be one of the approximately 250 speakers to share examples of […]

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Explore engineering with UMaine 4-H Science Saturday

Learn more about the world of engineering at the next University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. April 29 at Neville Hall on the UMaine campus. Led by the UMaine Society of Women Engineers, participants will be able to explore different fields of study, including chemical, electrical and structural engineering, and […]

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Jesse Orach

Jesse Orach: Outstanding at optimizing performance

When Jesse Orach starts his job as a process engineer at Verso’s Androscoggin Mill in Jay later this spring, he’ll strive to optimize the paper machines’ performance. Maximize output and minimize energy use and waste. Orach excels at achieving results. During his five years at the University of Maine, the Gorham native has demonstrated productivity […]

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