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New $20 million additive manufacturing initiative connects local economies with national lab, UMaine resources

A new research collaboration between the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will advance efforts to 3D print with wood products, creating a new market for Maine’s forest products industry.    U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander and Angus King joined Daniel Simmons, […]

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University of Maine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory to announce $20 million 3D printing manufacturing partnership to boost forest products industry

Editor’s note: Story updated May 2 U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander and Angus King will join University of Maine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) leaders on May 2 to announce the launch of a large-scale bio-based additive — 3D printing — manufacturing program. The announcement of the ORNL and UMaine partnership will be […]

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NASA manager and Old Town native Bridget Ziegelaar to give UMaine Commencement address

Bridget Ziegelaar, the operations manager for NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) Research Integration Office, is the University of Maine Commencement speaker for the May 11 ceremonies. The Old Town native and UMaine alumna will address both morning and afternoon ceremonies of the 217th Commencement in Alfond Sports Arena. “Bridget Ziegelaar is a role model and […]

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Grace Smith, Alan Baez awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships

University of Maine juniors Grace Smith and Alan Baez have been awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships for demonstrating exceptional promise of becoming next-generation research leaders in engineering, mathematics or natural sciences. Each will receive as much as $7,500 for tuition, books and room and board. Smith, a junior from Holden, Maine, is a molecular and cellular […]

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Blackstone earns Feminist Activism Award from Sociologists for Women in Society

For her outstanding feminist advocacy and use of sociology to improve conditions for women, Amy Blackstone will receive the Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Activism Award. The professor with the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Department of Sociology researches childlessness and the childfree choice, workplace harassment and civic engagement. Her […]

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May named 2019 Gould Award winner

Janet May, coordinator of transition and adults in the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine, is the 2019 recipient of the Steve Gould Award. The annual award is presented to members of the UMaine community who have, by their conduct, demonstrated superior qualities of unselfishness and compassion in the […]

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