College Updates

MAINE Hello – Aug. 31! Welcome Students!

Welcome New Engineering Students! Maine Hello volunteers are ready to welcome you and to help you with your move in experience. Here is a link to information for first year students that will help answer your questions. Maine Hello is a campus-wide event wherein returning students, faculty and staff members from across the university volunteer […]

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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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Black Bear Robotics Compete in FL

The Black Bear Robotics Team is in FL now getting ready to compete! They had an eventful Day 1 at the RMC. The night before they rebuilt their robot (they shipped it in pieces in their suitcases) in their hotel. They did a time lapse of it, which can be seen on the College of […]

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$1 Million Corporate Pledge Given towards Engineering Education & Design Center

Packaging Corporation of America has pledged a $1 million gift to help construct the University of Maine Engineering Education and Design Center, according to UMaine Pulp & Paper Foundation President Carrie Enos. PCA is one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S. and a corporate member of UMPPF. Headquartered […]

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Peng Awarded Prestigious 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Yi Peng, a graduate student in Civil Engineering who conducts research at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has received a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The Fellowship provides a three-year annual stipend and tuition assistance. Peng, from Old Town, Maine, is among the 2,000 Fellows selected from more than 12,000 applicants. Peng […]

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11th Year for the MSTI Summer Program

 Sheila Pendse, project development associate in the Dean’s Office of the University of Maine College of Engineering, and Eliza Hosford, a chemical engineering major at UMaine, visited the studio of WABI (Channel 5) to speak about the Maine Summer Transportation Institute. For the 11th year, the UMaine summer camp will allow middle school students to learn about […]

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UMaine names 2018 valedictorian, salutatorian – both Engineering Students!

The University of Maine’s 2018 valedictorian is Graham Van Goffrier of Norwell, Massachusetts and the salutatorian is Brianna DeGone of Turner, Maine. They will be honored at UMaine’s 216th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 12. Van Goffrier will receive a bachelor’s degree in physics, with minors in electrical engineering, mathematics and nanotechnology, and […]

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Site selected for new Engineering Education and Design Center

The new Engineering Education and Design Center (EEDC) will be sited on the current location of the Machine Tool Lab on campus. The site selection was approved by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter, based on the recommendation of an 11-member university building committee, working with the (EEDC) design team of WBRC Architects Engineers, based in […]

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