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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A box made of a clear material.

UMaine, Maine MEP collaborating on production of aerosol shields to protect health care workers

A University of Maine and Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) innovation team developing solutions to COVID-19-related health care challenges has worked with in-state hospitals and manufacturing partners to build, test and start production of two variations of an “aerosol box” meant to protect frontline medical staff as they intubate or transport patients who may be sick […]

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A new study shows the viability of furfural derivatives as a renewable bio fuel

New study shows furfural derivatives a way to make renewable fuel production financially appealing August 13, 2018 Sales of furfural derivatives could make renewable fuel production considerably more financially attractive, according to a new University of Maine study. The study, “Economics of biofuels: Market potential of furfural and its derivatives,” was led by Kaveh Dalvand, a […]

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