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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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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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UMaine’s Pianka earns fellowship to work on marine policy issues

Karen Pianka, a graduate student in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine, has been awarded a Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship that begins in February 2016. Named after John A. Knauss, a founder of Sea Grant, a program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the fellowship matches graduate students with […]

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UMaine Training 100 High School Students, Teachers to Help Solve Stormwater Problem

About 100 students and teachers from 12 high schools and local Native American communities around the state will gather at the University of Maine for a three-day program that focuses on creating innovative solutions to environmental problems related to stormwater management. UMaine Stormwater Management Research Team (SMART) Institute participants will work with university faculty, undergraduates […]

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