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Blue Sky Outcomes report, video available online

In January 2017, the University of Maine engaged in a campuswide assessment of the Blue Sky Plan, the strategic plan that served as a guide for key decisions from 2012–17. The Blue Sky Outcomes report is now available on the Blue Sky website, which also includes “Blue Sky +5,” a short video highlighting key accomplishments, […]

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Stevens Hall

Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment Forums begin Sept. 27

A series of Blue Sky Strategic Plan Assessment Forums are scheduled this fall seeking input from members of the University of Maine community about UMaine’s five-year strategic plan. The series begins Sept. 27 with a town hall-style event at 3:30 p.m. in Hauck Auditorium. Leading the kickoff forum will be UMaine President Susan J. Hunter […]

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Norway spruce testing

UMaine tests Norway spruce to see if it makes the cut for construction

University of Maine scientists are testing wood from some of the 3 billion trees the Civilian Conservation Corps planted during the Great Depression. Staff and students at the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center are evaluating strength values (including bending and tension) of about 1,200 pieces of lumber milled from Norway spruce that grew in […]

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Habib Dagher

Dagher to be recognized as 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change

  An official White House video of the Champions of Change event is available online.   Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, will be recognized as a 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change on Oct. 13, in Washington, D.C. The White House Champions of Change event, […]

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Buoy data to inform how aquaculture fits into working waterfront

University of Maine scientists have deployed an ocean-observing buoy at the mouth of the Damariscotta River to help scientists understand how different types and scales of aquaculture can fit into Maine’s multi-use working waterfront. The buoy is part of a National Science Foundation’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) project geared to assist the aquaculture sector […]

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UMaine interns at Avian Haven

Krystal Poulin and Alexandra Jimenez: Birds of a feather at Avian Haven

As a young child, Alexandra Jimenez followed around squirrels and cracked open nuts for them. Her desire to help animals is still strong. Today, the University of Maine sophomore from Montville is majoring in animal and veterinary sciences with a pre-veterinary concentration. At UMaine, much of her academic concentration has been on cows and sheep […]

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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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Young’s fellowship out of this world

University of Maine civil engineering doctoral student Andrew Young has been named a 2015 NASA Space Technology Research Fellow for his work on the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) project at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. A HIAD is a nose-mounted device on a spacecraft that slows the craft as it enters a planet’s […]

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