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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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UMaine-assisted balloon launch

The Lincoln County News covered the May 24th launch of a high-altitude balloon carrying experiments of students at Jefferson Village School and Bristol Consolidated School. The launch was part of the Maine Space Grant Consortium’s Maine Student High Altitude Platform Program, designed to increase student interest in STEM. Richard Eason, a University of Maine associate […]

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Teacher Jamie Bell Recognized for Inspiring Future Engineers

Jamie Bell is a science teacher at Caribou High School, an alum of UMaine Engineering with a degree in Engineering Physics (with a minor in mathematics), class of 2002, and is one of two teachers chosen by our first-year engineering students for work to inspire future engineers. Jamie started his professional career working as a […]

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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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Teacher Wayne Rathbun Inducted into the Francis Crowe Society

Each year, we survey our first-year engineering students and ask them to name one person who greatly impacted their schooling and their decision to study engineering. We choose two names that are mentioned the most. This year, the teachers we are so pleased to recognize are Wayne Rathbun of Windham High School and Jamie Bell […]

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Outstanding Graduating Students in Engineering

Donald Bistri, Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Engineering Donald Bistri of Tirana, Albania is a mechanical engineering major who has been a student research assistant for two years in the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). At UMaine, his honors included the Alton S. and Adelaide B. Hamm College of Engineering Scholarship. […]

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UMaine’s new Biomass to Bioproducts Pilot Plant

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), Mainebiz and WLBZ (Channel 2) Reports on the new Biomass to Bioproducts Pilot Plant at the University of Maine’s Technology Research Center in Old Town. UMaine to launch 100-hour continuous operation campaign of new Biomass to Bioproducts Pilot Plant May 1, 2017 A pilot plant […]

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Hall of Fame Engineer Inducted into the Francis Crowe Society

Hall of Fame Engineer George P. Sakellaris, P.E. was Inducted May 9, 2017 Mr. Sakellaris is the President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company headquartered in Framingham, MA.  A public company, Ameresco employs over 1,000 […]

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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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