College Updates

UMaine Engineers Are Growing Maine’s Economy

Brewer engineering business Compotech Inc. was the focus of the Bangor Daily News feature, “Where the Bangor region’s future job growth will probably come from.” http://bangordailynews.com/…/where-the-bangor-regions-futu…/ The article argues economic development in the Bangor area is likely to look like Compotech Inc., a business with 10 employees that got its start at the University of […]

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UMaine, EMCC agreement makes transferring to four-year degrees easier

  Eastern Maine Community College and the University of Maine signed a Memorandum of Understanding Aug. 1, that confirms the commitment of both institutions to allow EMCC students in designated programs to easily transfer credits toward a UMaine bachelor’s degree. The MOU supports the creation of program agreements to streamline admission opportunities for academically qualified […]

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Computer Pioneer Chuck I. Peddle Inducted into the Francis Crowe Society

The Legendary Chuck Peddle, Inventor of The Personal Computer, UMaine Engineering Physics Class of 1959, was inducted into the Francis Crowe Society as a distinguished engineer on June 24th in the town of San Leandro, CA by Dana Humphrey, President Susan Hunter, and Patricia Cummings, Senior Director of Philanthropy, University of Maine Foundation. Charles Ingerham […]

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ORPC successfully concludes Power Take-off testing at UMaine

June 21, 2017 Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has successfully completed full-scale testing of a specialized, water-lubricated bearing system and associated driveline components designed for underwater systems that capture energy from ocean tides and river currents at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The purpose is to make the systems more durable […]

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UMaine’s SVT Program wins national grand prize

June 19, 2017 The University of Maine Surveying Engineering Technology Program has received the 2017 Surveying Education Award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), the organization’s top honor that comes with a $25,000 grand prize. The Surveying Education Award recognizes surveying/geomatics programs that best reflect NCEES’ mission to advance licensure […]

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Two students the first to join UMaine under College of Engineering-Thornton Academy partnership

SACO—Thornton Academy seniors Caleb Bailey and Ben Leary have been accepted into The University of Maine’s College of Engineering with sophomore status through a first-in-the-state partnership forged to create a pipeline of Maine residents entering the engineering sector. Both students are completing a rigorous curriculum that has included Advanced Placement (AP) courses in chemistry, physics, […]

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UMaine EWB Making a Difference

This December, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) UMaine embarks on a second assessment trip to the community of El Descanso, Ecuador! This trip lays the groundwork for the development of a sustainable water supply system. The 120-person community resides about 30 miles from the Ecuadorian coast, and has been lucky enough to miss most of the […]

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