Sustainability Solutions and Technologies

MaineBiz reports that MacKay has joined Composites Center 

MaineBiz reported on Susan MacKay, co-founder and former CEO of Cerahelix Inc., becoming senior research and development program manager at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. MacKay is managing the large-scale biobased additive manufacturing program, researching, developing and commercializing products that involve 3-D printing technology, according to the report. She also will […]

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Policy Center launches ‘Maine Policy Matters’ podcast

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center launched a new podcast series about policy decisions and issues across all levels of government and how they affect people.  “Maine Policy Matters,” hosted by Daniel S. Soucier, a research associate at the center, aims to inform public policy processes and promote civil discourse, integrity and societal decision-making to […]

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Maine forest

Daigneault looks for prosperity through the trees

Adam Daigneault and colleagues will be working with people in forest-dependent communities to build paths toward prosperity. The University of Maine E.L. Giddings Assistant Professor of Forest, Conservation, and Recreation Policy will utilize a $105,030 grant from the U.S Forest Service to strengthen northern border towns’ resilience and to enhance their economic development. Many northern […]

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Crabs in a box

Local Catch Network yields bounty of fresh seafood options

During the coronavirus pandemic, some people are realizing they don’t have a strong relationship with the food system or local food producers. Local Catch can help remedy that, says University of Maine assistant professor of marine policy Joshua Stoll. The Local Catch Network is a community of fishermen, researchers and consumers committed to providing local, […]

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Farm and forest

Daigneault to put forests, farms to work reducing greenhouse gases

Adam Daigneault is analyzing how Maine’s working forests and farms can also be employed to mitigate greenhouse gases (GHG) that are warming the planet. The University of Maine E.L. Giddings Assistant Professor of Forest, Conservation, and Recreation Policy is identifying cost-effective and impactful practices — think commercial thinning and no-till farming — for a United […]

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Dagher describes to Down East his favorite Maine place 

Habib Dagher talked with Down East Magazine about his favorite place in Maine — UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, which he founded and directs. “It’s where I spend most of my time, and I love every minute of it,” he says. And why not, last fall there, the world’s largest 3D printer crafted the […]

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Know what an economist looks like? Find out at Maine Science Festival

Six University of Maine-affiliated faculty and students will take part in the eight-member panel “This is What an Economist Looks Like” 1:30–2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 in Meeting Room 3 at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor. The free, public event is part of the sixth Maine Science Festival being held March 18–22, […]

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Strengthening impacts of Arctic research topic of Feb. 28 workshop

The UMaine Arctic Initiative, in collaboration with the Office of Research Development, will hold a workshop titled “Strengthening the impact of your Arctic research,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Bangor Room of Memorial Union.  Panelists Laura Millay, research and evaluation coordinator at the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education; […]

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WGME interviews Rubin about effects of road salt on environment

University of Maine economics professor Jonathan Rubin talked with WGME for its story about the impacts that road salt has on the environment and infrastructure. MaineDOT reportedly used an average of 16 tons of salt per lane mile over a four-year period, putting it in the top 10 among state governments.”All the salt and and […]

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Times Record quotes Dixon about eco-friendly measures

Daniel Dixon, director of sustainability at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Times Record article about eco-friendly initiatives the City of Bath has undertaken, including a hybrid police car, solar power installations on municipal buildings and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Dixon said other possible popular initiatives include offering residents incentives to install heat […]

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