University of Maine Awarded NSF ITEST Grant for Semiconductor Education Project

The University of Maine has been granted a significant award from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. This $1.2 million grant signifies a crucial step in the university’s efforts to advance STEM education, particularly in the field of semiconductor science and technology. Led by Principal Investigator (PI) […]

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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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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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Girls Engineer Maine (GEM) receives funding to recruit women engineers

Girls Engineer Maine (GEM), a program in the University of Maine College of Engineering, has been awarded a three-year, more than $93,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to continue to help build the pipeline for engineering workforce development in Maine. Proposed project activities include a three-and-a-half-day summer residency at UMaine […]

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Composites Center awarded $3.2M for R&D to protect troops

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has been awarded more than $3.2 million from the U.S. Army Natick Soldiers Systems Center to support development of technologies that protect troops in the field. The research builds on decades of R&D that led to the development of products like modular ballistic protection systems to […]

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UMaine WiSe-Net Lab, AMSAT partner to develop Maine’s first small satellite

The University of Maine Wireless Sensing Laboratory (WiSe-Net Lab) and the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) have signed an agreement to collaborate on the building and operating MESAT1, Maine’s first small satellite, to be launched in space in the next three years. MESAT1 is the state’s first CubeSat — one of 18 small research satellites […]

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Meet the 2020 Outstanding Graduating Students

Editor’s Note: Story updated May 1, 2020 Ten undergraduates have been named 2020 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Grace Smith, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and the 2020 salutatorian. The other Outstanding Graduating Students include brothers Abram and Gabriel Karam from Bangor, Maine. Abram, […]

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Bradley Denholm: Engineering student designs programming solutions for AMC

A family connection brought Bradley Denholm to the University of Maine from Kempton Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. The opportunity to contribute daily to projects designed for Maine businesses kept him here. That connection was Denholm’s grandfather, William “Bill” Bacigalupo, who graduated from UMaine in 1966 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Nearly 50 years […]

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