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2023 Distinguished Engineers

The 2023 Francis Crowe Induction ceremony occured on Saturday May 6th and featured some of the college’s most distinguished alumni. Francis Trenholm Crowe (October 12, 1882 – February 26, 1946) was the chief engineer of the Hoover Dam. During that time, he was the superintendent of ‘Six Companies’, the construction company that oversaw the construction […]

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Abedi wins Presidential Research Award

Abedi, an associate vice president for research and director of Center for Undergraduate Research, has a nearly 30-year career in research and teaching. He joined the UMaine community in 2005 and founded the WiSe-Net Lab, dedicated to research on wireless communications and sensor networks for structural monitoring, space exploration and biomedical applications. Student researchers in […]

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2022 Distinguished Engineer – Kathleen Wetherby ’87 Electrical & Computer Engineering

Kathleen Wetherby completed her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering in 1987. Following graduation, Kathleen joined Sanders Associates as a digital design engineer where she focused on Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for signal intelligence work. As DSP became more software-centric, Kathleen’s career evolved towards software engineering. In 1991, she joined Siemens Medical Systems as a senior […]

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2022 Distinguished Engineer – Bill Nunan ‘88 Civil & Environmental Engineering

Bill Nunan completed his undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering here at the University of Maine (UMaine) in 1988. At the time of graduation, he was named the outstanding graduate of the CIE program. His academic accomplishments at UMaine also included extensive research as part of the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates […]

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2022 Distinguished Engineer – Bridget Ziegelaar ’96 Mechanical Engineering

Bridget Ziegelaar began her career at NASA as a Graduate Student Intern in the Office of External Relations at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, where she managed several international cooperative agreements for Space Shuttle payloads. After accepting a cooperative education position at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, Ms. Ziegelaar worked in the […]

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UMaine Cybersecurity Team places 3rd at national competition

After 7 months of intense preparation and passing the qualifier round in January, UMaine students have taken home the third place trophy for the Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition 2022 regional event. This year’s competition focused on the analytical and investigative skills required by a cybersecurity professional. UMaine’s team was started in 2009 by a […]

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L to R: Saman Zare Joyce Taylor, Meredith Kirmann, Lauren Ross, Bill Desisto

42nd Annual Edward Bryand Awards Ceremony

Cutline College of Engineering annual award winners, left to right, Saman Zare, Joyce Taylor, Meredith Kirkmann, Lauren Ross and Bill Desisto.   UMaine College of Engineering presents its top annual awards   The chief engineer of the Maine Department of Transportation is among the recipients of the University of Maine College of Engineering’s top annual […]

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3D render of offshore wind turbine.

Diamond Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables join the University of Maine to lead development of Maine floating offshore wind demonstration project

The University of Maine will collaborate with New England Aqua Ventus, LLC (NEAV), a joint venture between Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, and RWE Renewables, the second largest company in offshore wind globally, to develop UMaine’s floating offshore wind technology demonstration project off the coast of Maine. As the developer, NEAV […]

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