Signature and Emerging Areas

Portland Phoenix notes UMaine offshore wind development

In an article about offshore wind development in the Gulf of Maine, the Portland Phoenix noted that the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has been designing its own floating turbine for over a decade. ASCC Founding Executive Director Habib Dagher told the Portland Phoenix that the goal of a 2024 launch of […]

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AP, Washington Post cite information from UMaine Climate Reanalyzer

In an article about the warming Arctic regions of Alaska, the Associated Press and Washington Post cited information from the University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer that showed last Sunday, the Arctic as a whole averaged 11.5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 1979-2000 average temperature. The following Monday, Climate Reanalyzer’s computer models showed that average to […]

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Cal Matters speaks to Dagher about offshore wind

In an article about the first-ever auction of offshore wind leases in California, Cal Matters spoke to Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. “There’s a lot of opportunities, but there’s also some challenges. California has deeper waters than any other areas with these floating turbines so […]

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Media note UMaine award from Governor’s Energy Office for new offshore wind programs

The Bangor Daily News, MaineBiz, Engineering News-Record: New England and WABI-TV (Channel 5) reported that the Governor’s Energy Office’s Clean Energy Partnership program awarded the University of Maine $266,669 for OffshoreWind4Maine, an initiative led by Amrit Verma, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. The program will offer hands-on curricula that will give high school and UMaine […]

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UMaine receives award from Governor’s Energy Office to launch new programs and courses on offshore wind

University of Maine faculty will help meet the workforce demand of the offshore wind industry by offering students more training for future careers with new courses, micro-credentials and an undergraduate concentration in offshore wind energy, made possible with a $266,669 award from the Governor’s Energy Office’s Clean Energy Partnership program. The initiative, OffshoreWind4Maine, led by […]

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NYT reports on UMaine small mammal research

The New York Times featured the research of Alessio Mortelliti, associate professor of wildlife habitat conservation, and Ivy Yen, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, about how mice contribute to ecosystem construction of forests. “People see that a forest is regenerating, but what people don’t […]

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UMaine researchers write article for Issues in Science and Technology about mudflats research

University of Maine researchers co-authored an article for Issues in Science and Technology about collaborating with Maine tribes to study mudflats to illustrate how community-university partnerships can strengthen deliberative and democratic practices. The article was written by David Hart, director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and a professor in the […]

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BDN reports on CCI 50th anniversary

The Bangor Daily News noted that the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023, marking a half-century of research and education related to climate change in Maine, New England and across the planet. More information about CCI’s research expeditions can be found on its website.

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First 100% bio-based 3D-printed home unveiled at the University of Maine

On Nov. 21, the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) unveiled BioHome3D, the first 3D-printed house made entirely with bio-based materials. BioHome3D was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hub and Spoke program between the UMaine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Partners included MaineHousing and the Maine Technology Institute.  […]

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