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Fellowship Allows Maine Graduates to Explore Marine Policy in Washington

The National Sea Grant College Program has awarded Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships to three Maine graduates. Jeffrey Vieser, Liana James and Andrew Strosahl join 49 fellow graduates from around the country who will spend a year working on marine policy in Washington, D.C. The fellowships provide the opportunity for recent graduates to […]

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Zaro to Lead Second Archaeological Excavation in Croatia

National Geographic Society is funding an archaeological project this summer along the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, led by Gregory Zaro, University of Maine associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology. Zaro will be joined by colleagues from the University of Zadar, Croatia, and students from both the University of Zadar and UMaine. The […]

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WABI Covers Expanding Your Horizons Conference

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 28th Expanding Your Horizons conference at the University of Maine. Nearly 500 middle school girls from around the state attended the event that aims to provide a safe and encouraging environment to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Expanding Your Horizons, which is coordinated by the UMaine Women’s […]

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Spencer Named 2015 Outstanding Classified Employee

Cheryl J. Spencer, a scientific research specialist in the School of Forest Resources, has been selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Classified Employee Award. The annual award, presented by UMaine’s Classified Employee Advisory Council (CEAC), recognizes exceptional service by UMaine classified employees who inspire others through dedication, commitment and work ethic; maintain the highest level […]

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Latest UMaine Invention: Nontoxic Fiberboard

A new type of fiberboard invented by University of Maine researchers is made with nontoxic, biobased additives and is 25 percent stronger than conventional products. Most particleboard contains a formaldehyde-based binder that releases toxins into living spaces, causing health concerns. The UMaine fiberboard uses a safe, nontoxic binder of nanocellulose, a gel composed of small […]

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Partnerships in Engineering Innovation: RollEase and AMC

RollEase Innovation Center in Brunswick, Maine, opened in 2014 and began taking advantage of the research and development capabilities of the University of Maine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC). The innovation center has collaborated with AMC in numerous projects — from testing products and new materials to doing new component design and running software programs to […]

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Expanding Your Horizons Conference for Middle School Girls March 12

More than 480 middle school girls from around the state are expected to take part in the annual University of Maine conference that aims to provide a safe and encouraging environment to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The 28th Expanding Your Horizons conference takes place March 12 on the UMaine campus and features […]

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Brady Awarded Funds to Improve Water-Quality Model

Damian Brady, assistant research professor in the School of Marine Sciences, has been awarded $25,294 to improve a sediment model of the Chester River in Maryland in order to enhance the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Modeling Package that is utilized to clean the bay. Water-quality models provide information about how much pollution — in the form […]

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