Announcements

Call for Concept Papers

The UMS Grand Challenge Pilot Initiative: Rural Health and Wellbeing  is calling for concept papers! Concept papers must be submitted through InfoReady, no later than end-of-day, November 14, 2019. Please visit this page for more details and instructions: UMS Grand Challenges: Call for Concept Papers

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IMRC Fab Lab

IMRC announces leadership changes

Dr. Owen Smith has recently stepped down from his role as Director of the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center to concentrate on directing the Intermedia MFA and MA programs and the development of new initiatives, such as the new Maine Medical Arts Graduate Certificate and Master’s degree program. As the Founding Director of […]

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Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio programs on table

Inventors inspired by nature attend conference hosted by UMaine

Velcro, bullet trains, and prosthetic limbs may not seem to have much in common – but they were all designed by humans to artificially mimic nature. Biomimetics is the study of the development and function of human-made synthetics created to mimic models of the natural world. Sticky plant burrs were the inspiration for the invention […]

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Aquaculture Research Institute celebrating 10 years

ARI celebrates 10 years of aquaculture service to Maine

The advancement of sustainable aquaculture (the farming of aquatic species while allowing continued benefit for the next generation) requires innovative research and multi-disciplinary collaborations for success. The University of Maine’s Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) is celebrating 10 years of service to the State of Maine as a research resource and an objective authority on aquaculture. […]

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T32 GSBSE

NIH T32 Grant Awarded for GSBSE

The University of Maine has received a five-year, $1.07 million Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) from the National Institutes of Health. This funding is the first of its kind to be awarded in the state of Maine from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. According to the NIH, the T32 program supports broad and […]

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CAMM Center Opening

On July 25, 2019 the Advanced Manufacturing Center in Orono held a kickoff celebration for the opening of the Center for Additive Manufacturing of Metals (CAMM). Learn more about the center and what it offers in this UMaine News article and accompanying video. Center offering additive metal manufacturing services, training to Maine businesses

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Video: Learn about CORE’s Microfabrication Cleanroom at FIRST

Dr. George Bernhardt of the CORE Microfabrication Cleanroom showcases cutting-edge sensor research and technologies being developed by UMaine researchers and students. The CORE Cleanroom provides unique, hands-on training opportunities for students entering careers in STEM fields. FIRST Cleanroom Video Transcript Coordinated Operating Research Entities (CORE) A tour of UMaine’s CORE Microfabrication Cleanroom FIRST Lab – […]

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TASC Expanded Support Services

Expanded support services now offered by TASC

The former “Shared Resource Pool” has expanded to become “Technical and Administrative Services Central (TASC)” and provides timely, professional business and technical support for the university community. Luke Doucette, general manager of Coordinated Operating Research Entities (CORE), manages TASC’s technical services personnel, which include a Laboratory Technician and Statistical Consultant for project assistance. They provide […]

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Research Reporting Dashboard, A new resource from UMaine Research Information Management; umgrants.maine.edu/reports

New Research Reporting Dashboard now available!

The UMaine Research Information Management team is pleased to announce the launch of the Research Reporting Dashboard – a self-service resource giving the UMaine community access to commonly requested research activity data, including proposal submissions and awards received. Users will sign in to the dashboard using their UMaine single sign-on username and password. They can […]

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Congratulations Amanda Ashe, Director of Research Compliance

New Director of Research Compliance: Amanda Ashe

I am pleased to announce that Amanda Ashe has been named the Director of Research Compliance starting July 1st. In this role she will be overseeing the operational aspects of the Office of Research Compliance. Amanda has worked at the University of Maine for the past 11 years, starting out in the then Office of […]

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FBRI: Transforming wood products into jet fuel

UMaine researchers produce crude oil from wood biomass

“Our facility at the Technology Research Center (TRC) allows us show on industrially relevant scale how we can convert woody biomass into jet fuel.  We are excited that we now do 24 hours per day continuous operations campaigns for 100 hours. UMaine jet fuel and diesel is made from biomass-derived premium synthetic crude oil. At […]

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Maine Impact Week Faculty Mentor Appreciation Awards

Congratulations 2019 Faculty Mentor Awardees

Awardees recognized during the 2019 Faculty Mentor Appreciation luncheon at the Wells Conference Center on May 7. The Maine Impact Week event celebrates faculty mentoring of students in and out of the classroom and lab. View a sample of student messages of appreciation on the Maine Impact Week site. View photos from the event in […]

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Congrats to the 2019 Summer Faculty Research Fund Awardees

Congrats to 2019 Summer Faculty Research Awardees

Four new projects were recently selected for funding by the Faculty Research Funds Committee for the 2019 Summer Faculty Research Awards.  These awards provide summer salary for faculty to advance research and scholarship in an accelerated manner during the summer of 2019. This year’s awardees are: Christine Beitl, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, “The effect […]

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Eric Roy on Shark Tank

UMaine alum pitches product on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Eric Roy graduated from UMaine in 2009 with a Ph.D. in oceanography. Roy is the founder of Hydroviv, a company that makes custom water filters. He recently appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank to pitch his product to the sharks — and won a $400,000 investment from Mark Cuban. Season 10, Episode 19: “Hydroviv is a Washington, […]

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Share where you will be spending your summer with us

Share your summer research plans with us!

Every year University of Maine students, staff and faculty spend their summers in locations around the world. We want to showcase how far and wide we go! Help us by sharing your summer plans on this form. The Fogler Library has teamed up with UMaine Marketing and Communications to gather your stories and share them […]

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UMaine Medicine Advancing Human Health and Wellbeing in Maine and Beyond

UMaine Medicine – Advancing Human Health and Wellbeing in Maine and Beyond

UMaine Medicine, a new initiative launched by the University of Maine to make Maine a model for a healthy state. Building on the existing health and life sciences programs and resources at the University, the initiative is developing, through innovative and coordinated research, education, and strategic partnerships, transformative solutions that enhance the health and wellbeing […]

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Maine Science Festival plus UMaine Research IMPACT

UMaine Research connects with community at 2019 Maine Science Festival

The 2019 Maine Science Festival (MSF) was a celebration of contemporary scientific knowledge in various fields. The fifth annual MSF Exploration Stations event took place at the Cross Insurance Center on March 16 where UMaine Research hosted an “Ask a Researcher” table. Other MSF events that week showcased more than 70 events and activities including […]

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Cameron Hodgdon performs his winning Three Minute Thesis on March 25 at the IMRC.

Graduate students wow the crowd with 3MT presentations

“An 80,000 word Ph.D. thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit… 3 minutes.” Graduate students at the University of Maine competed in the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) event on March 25. Participants follow guidelines set by the University of Queensland, the founders of the competition. The rules are simple: present research […]

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Katie Rossignol new Student Success Manager for UMaine Graduate School

Katie Rossignol: Student Success Manager

Katie Rossignol is the new Student Success Manager for the graduate program. She is excited to be a centralized resource for graduate students and faculty on campus. In this role, Rossignol will see students through their graduate school program. “Katie’s position provides a critical link between the Graduate School and graduate programs,” says Scott Delcourt, […]

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UMS RRF

2019 RRF awardee announcement

We would like to congratulate these newly announced Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF) awardees. Terry Shehata, Planning for Wraparound Services that Support the Growth of Maine’s Craft Beer Industry Owen Smith, Pilot project for development of Maine Medical Arts (MEMA) MA degree Brian Beal, Planning for the future: UMM’s Marine Science Field Station Niclas Erhardt, MBS […]

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LASST is now FIRST, the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies

From LASST to FIRST

Building on the foundation established by the Laboratory for Surface Science & Technology (LASST), an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Maine since 1980, the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST) has been created in its place. Using novel materials, advanced processes, and state-of-the-art devices, the mission of the institute is to research and […]

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CORE partners with iLab Solutions

As part of CORE’s ongoing efforts to improve access to research equipment and facilities, we are pleased to announce that CORE has partnered with iLab Solutions, an online system used to streamline the process scheduling CORE services. Starting in February of 2019, the iLab Core Facility Management Software platform will be implemented for the service centers […]

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Gayle Jones, 36 years of service at UMaine

Retirement of Gayle Jones

Gayle Jones has worked at the University of Maine since 1982, when she started as an assistant in what was the Office of Sponsored Programs. Over the years Gayle, due to her exemplary performance and contributions to the University, received multiple promotions and recognitions in offices associated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. In […]

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Congratulations Luke Doucette and Scott Delcourt

Congratulations to Scott Delcourt and Luke Doucette

We are pleased to announce the recent promotions of Scott Delcourt and Luke Doucette. Both are serving new roles as of September 1. 33 years of service: “I wouldn’t want to be any other place…” Scott Delcourt has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School. […]

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Register for New Faculty Orientation for Research and Graduate Studies

Register Today! New faculty can choose between two sessions to learn how to be successful at research and graduate studies at the University of Maine. Dr. Kody Varahramyan, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, and his Senior Staff will answer questions during the Q&A portion of each session. Orientation will provide […]

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Students at the Symposium

Inaugural Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaborative Grant Winners Announced

Inaugural grant program awards $245,000 to interdisciplinary undergraduate research The Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaborative has announced nine winners of its inaugural grant program funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School (OVPRDGS) and the UMS Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF). Funded projects involve teams of two or more […]

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