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UMaine Ph.D. Student Wins UMaine Business Challenge

University of Maine Ph.D. student Nadir Yildirim won first place at the 2015 UMaine Business Challenge for his company that aims to develop eco-friendly, recyclable and reusable products for several industries. Yildirim, a student in the Wood Science and Technology Program in the School of Forest Resources, received $5,000 to further develop his business, Revolution […]

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Seaweed research

Skonberg, Student Team With Company to Study Aquacultured Seaweed Products

University of Maine associate professor Denise Skonberg and graduate student Dhriti Nayyar are working with a Bristol company to study the shelf life and nutritional values of aquacultured sea vegetable products. Maine Fresh Sea Farms, a startup based on the Damariscotta River, is one of five Maine companies to share $471,571 in Value Added Producer […]

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‘Making it in Maine’ Black Bear Business Conference April 24

The University of Maine Alumni Association will host the second annual Black Bear Business Conference on Friday, April 24 at the Buchanan Alumni House on the UMaine campus. “Making it in Maine,” aims to connect would-be entrepreneurs from across the state with a range of available resources to help them succeed. The half-day conference, which […]

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Two UMaine Projects Receive Northeastern States Research Cooperative Awards

The Northeastern States Research Cooperative (NSRC), a competitive grant program supported by the USDA Forest Service and serving the states of Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont announced its 2015 research awards to advance cross-disciplinary, collaborative research in the Northern Forest region. The University of Maine will lead two of the 11 projects to […]

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RiSE Center Hosts Collaborative Student Science Summit

More than 200 students in grades 6–9 throughout the state will take part in an out-of-this-world collaborative engineering design challenge Saturday, April 11, at the University of Maine. Hosted by the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education at the University of Maine (RiSE Center), the 2015 Student Summit encourages participants to successfully transport a […]

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Upcoming Humanities Issue of Maine Policy Review to be Focus of Annual Summit

The third annual Maine Humanities Summit will celebrate the upcoming issue of Maine Policy Review that features expert analysis on the dynamic intersection of the humanities and public policy in Maine. The public is invited to join the conversation and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dinner with three of the report’s 40 authors starting at 5 […]

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