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ORPC and University of Maine ASCC team members for the Power Take Off Project

ORPC successfully concludes Power Take-off testing at UMaine

PORTLAND and ORONO, Maine — 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 […]

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Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge

Caribou, Orono teams win Kleinschmidt Windstorm, Maine Wind Blade challenges

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center hosted the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and the 9th Annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge for more than 350 middle- and high-school students Friday, May 19. 2017 Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge Winners: Caribou High School “The Currents” Bangor High School “Float-a-neers” Bangor High School “Wind Warriors” 9th Annual Maine Wind […]

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Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge

Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge, Maine Wind Blade Challenge Slated for May 19, 2017

More than 250 students are expected to participate in two middle- and high-school STEM competitions May 19 at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center: the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and the 9th Annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The competitions, which showcase real-world, hands-on STEM innovation by middle school and high school students — […]

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Recipients of 2017 Director’s Awards Announced

We celebrated the hard work and dedication of students, faculty, and staff on April 27th during our annual Director’s Award ceremony. These awards, given by Executive Director Dr. Habib Dagher, recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the work of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and who enhance our ongoing mission […]

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Madeline Wehrle: Researching structural thermoplastics for use in medical field

Madeline Wehrle was interested in medicine from an early age. After being introduced to isometric drawing and computer-aided design, or CAD, modeling in high school, she also became interested in bioengineering. “It was more of a realization that innovation or engineering is applicable to whatever field you are most passionate about — which for me […]

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Dagher Recognized As 2016 Top 25 Newsmaker by Engineering-News Record (ENR)

Dr. Habib Dagher, executive director of the UMaine Composites Center, was recognized as one of 2016 Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering-News Record (ENR), the premier US publication covering the global construction industry, first published in 1917, at an award ceremony in Manhattan on April 13, 2017. The award was given to Dagher for achievements related to the New England Aqua […]

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