Signature and Emerging Areas

NSF Awards UMaine Grads $225,000 to Create Eco-Friendly Thermal Insulation Foam Board

An Orono-based company founded by two University of Maine graduates has been awarded $224,996 from the National Science Foundation to create a prototype for the first completely eco-friendly thermal insulation foam board. Nadir Yildirim, a graduate of UMaine’s innovation engineering program and current Ph.D. student in the Wood Science and Technology Program in the School […]

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Aging Initiative Workshop June 22

The Office of the Vice President for Research will be hosting an Aging Initiative Workshop, 9-11:30 a.m., June 22 in the McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House. Interested members of the UMaine community are strongly encouraged to participate. RSVP to Rowena Clukey, rowenac@maine.edu, if you are able to attend. Maine has the highest median age of […]

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Thirty-four College Students Interning with Government Agencies

The 2015 Maine Government Summer Internship Program began May 26, with 34 college students interning in various state agencies. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine administers the 2015 Maine Government Summer Internship Program — a full-time, 12-week, paid work experience. Students’ majors include political science, economics, engineering and environmental science. […]

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Oppenheim Earns Fellowship, Will Engage with Fisheries Policymakers

Noah Oppenheim, a graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Center in Walpole, Maine, has been awarded a Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship. The one-year paid fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students interested in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, and in national policy decisions affecting those resources. It matches graduate students […]

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UMaine Recognized for High-Quality Engineering Graduates

The University of Maine was recognized as one of the best colleges or universities for employers who want to hire high-quality engineering graduates. UMaine ranked fifth on College Recruiter’s list of the “Top 12 Hidden Gem Colleges for Employers Hiring Electrical and Communications Engineering Majors.” College Recruiter is the leading niche job board used by […]

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