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Pew Charitable Trust Clean Energy Report Unveiled, UMaine’s Efforts Praised

The Bangor Daily News, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII(Channel 7) reported Pew Charitable Trusts hosted an event and panel discussion at the University of Maine and unveiled the findings of its report “Clean Economy Rising.” The nonprofit found Maine is one of eight states leading the way in developing clean energy economies. Tom Swanson, manager of […]

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Dr. Dagher Presents Keynote Address at Society of Plastics Engineers’ Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE)

Dr. Habib Dagher was noted by Composites World for his recent keynote address at the 2014 Society of Plastics Engineers’ Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition. Read the full article, here: http://www.compositesworld.com/articles/spe-acc-report Nearly 850 attendees gathered to assess the state of composite materials in automotive platforms at the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition […]

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UMaine Offshore Wind Program Cited In Real Clear Politics

The UMaine Offshore Wind Program was cited by Real Clear Politics’ John Connor Cleveland in his article titled, “Offshore Wind Power’s Promising But Complicated Future.” About 1,000 feet off the coast of Castine, Maine, floats an angular yellow structure, stark against the blue of the harbor. No, it’s not a buoy, although one might mistake […]

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Bridge In A Backpack Technology Aims To Revolutionize Bridge Construction

Bridge-In-A-BackpackTM Technology Featured in Trade Industry Publication, Construction Data “According to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) National Bridge Inventory, 147,870 of the 607,751 bridges in the country are deficient. This includes 63,522 structurally deficient and 84,348 functionally obsolete bridges. Structurally deficient bridges are bridges with critical load-carrying elements that are in poor condition due to […]

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UMaine Offshore Wind Program Featured in Nature

Article by Gene Russo, published in Nature, Vol 513 from September 2014. “The town of Castine, Maine, feels like a place bypassed by time. First settled in the early seventeenth century, its streets are lined with buildings hundreds of years old. Boats bob in its small harbor and a white lighthouse, constructed of rough-hewn stone, […]

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Department of Energy officials in Maine to mark a successful yearlong deployment of UMaine’s VolturnUS floating wind turbine and to sign the next $3.97 million cooperative research agreement to continue design efforts

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud welcomed top officials from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to Castine on Sept. 5 to celebrate a successful year of the VolturnUS floating wind turbine deployed off Castine. “This anniversary is another great day for our state, the university and its many partners, and for […]

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Article by Jeff Thaler Featured in Ocean and Coastal Law Journal

Jeff Thaler, assistant university counsel and visiting professor of energy law and policy, was asked by the editor of Ocean and Costal Law Journal to write an article. The focus is on how climate change’s impact on public trust resources (e.g. oceans, wildlife, fisheries) compels a faster move to ocean-based renewable energy — and a […]

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Dr. Douglas Gardner Awarded 2014 Society of Wood Science and Technology Distinguished Service Award

Douglas Gardner, professor of forest operations, bioproducts and bioenergy, will receive the 2014 Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) Distinguished Service Award at the society’s 57th international convention, June 23–27 in Zvolen, Slovakia. The award recognizes distinguished service to the profession of wood science and technology. In his nomination, Gardner was cited for his […]

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Signature Research Area: Advanced Materials in Infrastructure and Energy

Advanced Materials in Infrastructure and Energy has been selected as one of seven Signature Areas at the University of Maine, alongside Forestry and the Environment, STEM Education, Climate Change, Marine Sciences, College of Engineering, and the Honors College. The designation will inform strategic and focused planning in resource allocation to preserve UMaine’s national stature and […]

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