Signature and Emerging Areas

NSRC announces the 2022 Indigenous Forest Knowledge Fund request for proposals

The Northeastern States Research Cooperative (NSRC) recognizes and respects the deep, primary knowledge of Tribal Nations in the Northern Forest. In support of this knowledge, NSRC announces the 2022 request for proposals for the Indigenous Forest Knowledge Fund.  Proposals are welcome for: education, mentorship, and training of Indigenous youth in applied forest research and/or Traditional […]

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Photo of a student on a research vessel collecting samples of plankton from the water.

Darling Marine Center ready for a busy summer

Scientists, students and staff at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center are gearing up for a busy summer season. More than 20 undergraduate and high school student interns will participate in research projects this summer at the DMC’s Walpole campus and nearby field sites on topics ranging from the biology of oysters and lobsters […]

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Maritime Professional, MarineLink highlight Dagher serving as keynote speaker for Worldwide Ferry Safety Association presentation

Maritime Professional and MarineLink highlighted an upcoming virtual presentation on May 18 at the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association event, where the keynote speaker will be Habib Dagher. Dagher, founding director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Sector, will be talking about the Composite Center’s design and construction of the world’s largest 3D-printed vessels.

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BDN, WABI report on Windstorm Challenge at UMaine 

The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Windstorm Challenge, an annual competition hosted by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center in which teams of middle and high school students create floating platforms for wind turbines that can best withstand wind and waves. Students’ platforms were tested in the […]

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Mitchell Center collaborates with Maine DEP to host Food Scrap Diversion Workshops

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is hosting a series of Food Scrap Diversion Workshops in collaboration with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry and the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainable Solutions. The free half-day public workshops, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., offer a chance to learn about the […]

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Mech interviewed by BDN about impending browntail moth season

Angela Mech, assistant professor of forest entomology at the University of Maine, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about the fact that this year’s browntail moth conditions will be as bad as last year ― the worst Maine has ever experienced ― unless more rain falls in the next month and a half to help […]

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Additive Manufacturing cites UMaine 3D printing wind turbines

In an article about the impact of large additive manufacturing on the aerospace and energy industries, Additive Manufacturing noted that the University of Maine is developing a 3D printing solution to make segmented wind turbine blades with funding from the US. Department of Energy.  

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Hart gives keynote address at HRA annual meeting

David Hart, director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine gave the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research Alliance on May 3, 2022. The HIBAR Research Alliance (HRA) is an international network of research universities focused on using […]

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Media report on Hudson Museum 3D printing project

News Center Maine, 3D Printing Industry and the Bangor Daily News reported that a UMaine team is 3D printing a replica of one of the items, the Tlingit Frog Clan Helmet, which will be displayed at the Hudson Museum while the original is sent back to the Tlingit tribe in southern Alaska. UMaine engineers are […]

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