Signature and Emerging Areas

Blackmer mentioned in MPBN article, waste disposal

Travis Blackmer, research associate in UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, was interviewed in a MPBN article looking at how Maine can better manage its waste. Blackmer worked with Sen. Tom Saviello, co-chair of the legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee, to look at how other states and municipalities have improved their […]

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EPA recognizes UMaine for diverting food waste

The University of Maine recently was recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts in keeping wasted food out of landfills. UMaine was one of 24 organizations in the six New England states to receive a “Food Recovery Challenge Regional Achievement Certificate” from the EPA for its work reducing food waste, […]

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Alfond Foundation awards $3.9M to develop Alfond Ocean Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratories

During a laboratory dedication this morning at the University of Maine, the Harold Alfond Foundation announced a $3.9 million grant to the University of Maine to match $9.98 million already raised, formally establishing the Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory and Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center on campus. “We are […]

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Students in economics class work with community to keep homes warm

Students in University of Maine economics professor Sharon Klein’s service learning class have spent the semester working with the community to help keep homes warm throughout the winter. The pilot course, “Building Sustainable Energy Communities Through Service Learning,” teaches students about sustainable energy through hands-on community engagement. Throughout the semester, the 10 students in the […]

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Pratt & Whitney gives $100,000 to College of Engineering

The University of Maine College of Engineering has received a boost to its Mechanical Engineering Technology program with a gift of $100,000 from Pratt & Whitney’s North Berwick facility. The contribution will go to the School of Engineering Technology program with a focus on training the next generation of mechanical engineers in Maine for careers […]

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UMaine commits to National Community Solar Partnership

The White House announced the University of Maine has committed to a national effort to increase access to solar energy and decrease energy bill costs. As part of the National Community Solar Partnership, 68 cities, states, businesses and institutions are promoting community solar, with an emphasis on scaling up solar for low- and moderate-income households, […]

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American lobster focus of Wahle’s talk at Maine Maritime Museum

Richard Wahle, research associate professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, will talk about “Sustainability and the American Lobster”
 6:30–8 p.m. Nov. 19 at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Wahle is on the front lines of ensuring the future of the lobster fishery, which is essential to the Maine economy, lobstermen and […]

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UMaine-led offshore wind project receives additional $3.7 million from DOE

The University of Maine-led New England Aqua Ventus I offshore wind project will be awarded an additional $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), subject to appropriations, to complete engineering and planning work, and approach financial close. The funding, announced by Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King in a joint statement Nov. 16, […]

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Waller’s lobster photo a finalist in Vizzies

University of Maine graduate student Jesica Waller’s photograph of a 3-week-old American lobster is a finalist in the National Science Foundation’s Visualization Challenge, or Vizzies. The contest recognizes the most beautiful visualizations from the worlds of science and engineering. The People’s Choice winner is determined by public vote. Voting ends Tuesday evening and the winner […]

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