ORONO, Maine — Life abounds in the North Atlantic during the spring and summer in the form of microscopic plant plankton, and a University of Maine researcher is part of the group that recently figured out why.
The results of a study reported this month in the journal Science show that the spring phytoplankton bloom in the subpolar North Atlantic can start up to a month earlier than scientists previously thought thanks to the whirlpools, or eddies, on the ocean surface.
The Great Recession and an economy that has remained sluggish have provided a daunting backdrop to would-be entrepreneurs over the past few years. But even with unemployment among young adults more than double that of the rest of the state’s work force, some ambitious twenty-somethings in Greater Portland have bucked the odds and started their own businesses.
When it comes to the per capita production of engineers, Maine ranks 49th in the nation. In an effort to boost those numbers, the University of Maine and Southern Maine Community College are working together to provide two different engineering programs at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. Patty Wight reports on a unique effort to make the midcoast an engineering hub for the state.
Biddeford-based GWI Inc. plans to build an ultra-high-speed Internet network surrounding the University of Maine campus to boost economic development. Part of the national Gig.U initiative, the network will be one of the fastest business-residential networks in the country.
ORONO, Maine — Numerous high and middle school students descended on the University of Maine campus Friday for the fourth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge and the DeepCwind Consortium’s Windstorm Challenge.
Students set up a model offshore wind turbine in a pool as part of UMaine's Windstorm challenge 2012
Orono, Maine, April 12, 2012 – With 10Green, a new, interactive web tool (10Green.org) you can get a comprehensive assessment of the health of your local environment with just a few keystrokes. Just enter your zip code or the name of your community and 10Green gives you the health of your location on a simple 0 to 10 scale. This is the first time such a consumer-friendly environmental health tool has been made available.
The University of Maine’s Foster Center for Student Innovation is seeking motivated, innovative Maine college students and Maine companies who want to make a difference for Maine through a new internship program supported by the
Blackstone Charitable Foundation.
The University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole will offer a Natural Science Illustration Workshop July 16-20. The workshop is open to anyone who wants to illustrate a natural history journal with sketches or watercolor, hone observational skills and artistic talents to create scientifically accurate drawings, or bring art and science into the classroom.