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Paige Belanger: Co-Op Experience

This summer, third-year bioengineering student Paige Belanger had the opportunity to Co-Op at Solenis, an American manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. Paige’s position at Solenis was a commercial engineering intern. In this role, she conducted daily microbiological system profiles and investigated problems […]

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Design & Build Cardboard Canoe Race

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is hosting the annual Design & Build Cardboard Canoe Race on Saturday, September 30 at 1:00 p.m. Location: Stillwater River by the Steamplant Parking Lot Register Now! $20 Per Team Up to 4 people per canoe Contact umaine.asme@gmail.com for further details and to register  

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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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High Altitude Ballooning group to live stream eclipse at Clemson University

A University of Maine contingent will be in South Carolina on Aug. 21 to provide people around the world with a live view of the total eclipse from the edge of space. The engineering group is part of the NASA-sponsored project, “Great American Eclipse,” during which students from 55 teams nationwide will launch high-altitude balloons […]

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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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