At a Glance

Kitchen Composting Solution at Orono, Maine startup

Transcript Emma Wilson’s path to becoming president of a Maine startup company began in her undergraduate years at the University of Maine. As a fellow in UMaine’s Innovate for Maine Program (Blackstone Accelerates Growth), she interned with Zeomatrix, a university spin-off company specializing in a patented odor-absorbing technology. Under the direction of Wilson, Zeomatrix launched […]

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Peterson participates in equine surfaces forum in Switzerland

Mick Peterson, executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory and a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Maine, took part in a two-day equine surfaces forum held at the Fédération Equestre Internationale headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland in July, according to a news release. Thirty-six equine, veterinary and footing specialists from Belgium, Canada, Germany, […]

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Bangor Maine 3-D printing and product development company

Transcript L&K Manufacturing Inc., didn’t always reside in a 1,500-square-foot space in Bangor Maine. The company was initially founded in a college apartment by Vincent Lewis and Andrew Katon who were UMaine engineering undergraduates. Once Katon, company president, and Lewis, CFO, launched L&K Manufacturing, they were able to utilize space at UMaine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center […]

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Sorg to participate in Drug Crisis Summit

Marcella Sorg of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center will be among the state’s leaders participating in the Drug Crisis Summit organized by Gov. Paul LePage on Aug. 26. A news release about the summit is online.

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STEM project to benefit Down East youth

A new program based in Machias aims to immerse at least 600 10- to 18-year-olds in innovative, out-of-school science and math opportunities. The three-year STEM Guides Downeast project is a collaborative effort among the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA), Axiom Education and Training Center and University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H, according to an […]

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Bangor Whoopie Pie Business

Transcript James Gallagher has friends in sweet places. Take Eliza Butler, co-founder of Specialty Sweets candy in Bangor and an alum of the Top Gun Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program at UMaine. It was on her recommendation that Gallagher joined the Top Gun program to help grow his business. As president and chief baker at the Whoopie […]

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Latest UMaine technology: unique computer memory system

Researchers at the University of Maine have created a unique computer memory architecture that increases system performance by nearly 40 percent. It is designed for use in Phase Change Memory (PCM) systems, which is important because PCM is one of several contenders under development to become next-generation memory technology for computers, phones and other devices. […]

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UMaine’s Top Gun Entrepreneurial Program an entryway into Maine’s business network for Bar Harbor CEO

Transcript Chuck Donnelly, CEO of RockStep Solutions in Bar Harbor, Maine, has a software product that could potentially transform the way scientists and companies conduct their research. With CLIMB, the Cloud Information Management Bundle, organizations like pharmaceutical companies and university laboratories can immediately access their data anywhere in the world with a mobile device. In […]

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Aubert Hall renovations nearing completion in time for fall classes

This fall, an estimated 700 University of Maine students will be taking their general chemistry courses in two of the newly renovated laboratories in Aubert Hall. The renovations were made possible as part of a 2013 bond passed by Maine voters for updates and improvements to labs and classrooms on all University of Maine System […]

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