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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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$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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Graduating Senior Matthew Ireland Awarded J. Morris Weinberg Student Innovation Award

Graduating senior in Mechanical Engineering, Matthew Ireland was awarded the J. Morris Weinberg Student Innovation Ward. The purpose of this award is to encourage the efforts and achievements of outstanding science student undergraduates who undertake novel and entrepreneurial initiatives in a multidisciplinary environment. Ireland was nominated for the award by Dr. Habib Dagher, Dr. Masoud Rais-Rohani, and James Anderson. […]

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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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