April 2015

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College of Engineering                                                                   Spring 2015
UMaine Then and Now
UMaine Then and Now

Lobster Livelihood
Developing a noninvasive procedure to determine the viability of lobsters for shipping was the goal of a recent cross-discipline research project led by a University of Maine undergraduate student.

UMaine to Host, Participate in Regional Concrete Canoe Competition
The University of Maine will participate in and host this year’s New England Regional Concrete Canoe Competition April 24–25 in Orono and Skowhegan.

2015 ‘M’ Club Dean Smith Award Winners Announced

The University of Maine has named women’s basketball player Liz Wood and track and field athlete Wilson Adams the recipients of the 2015 “M” Club Dean Smith Award. The award is presented annually to the top male and female student-athletes with outstanding academic and athletic achievement along with citizenship and community service

 Safer  & Stronger Fiberboard
A new type of fiberboard invented by University of Maine researchers is made with nontoxic, biobased additives and is 25 percent stronger than conventional products.


Professor Rosemary Smith Receives an ADVANCE Rising Tide 2014-2015 Career Recognition Award 

Dr. Rosemary L. Smith is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment with the Laboratory of Surface Science and Technology at the University of Maine. She co-directs the Institute for Molecular Biophysics. Her research involves the investigation and development of micro and nano technologies with applications to sensors, analytical instruments and biomedical devices. She earned a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Utah and was a faculty member at the University of California in Davis.

5 Engineering Faculty Receive Tenure and/or Promotion
  • Ali Abedi, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Philip A. Dunn, Jr., Construction Management Technology
  • Michael D. Mason, Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Judith R. Pearse, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Yifeng Zhu, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Student Focus: Antonio Giacomuzzi
University of Maine mechanical engineering student Antonio Giacomuzzi was featured in the article, “College for nontraditional students: What’s different now.” Giacomuzzi is completing his junior year at UMaine while caring for his 7-year-old son, working three jobs and commuting an hour each way to campus, according to the article. “It’s a lot of work. It’s a lot of sleepless nights. You log a lot of hours, but I know in the end the reward is going to be so much more,” he said.

Advanced Manufacturing Center & Maine MEP Announce Partnership

The University of Maine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) has entered into a new agreement with the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) that will expand the center’s capacity, Maine MEP announced.


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