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Remembering Bruce Littlefield, ECE Departmental Alum and longtime Employee

Bruce R. Littlefield passed away on August 12th 2020 at the age of 74.  Bruce, an ECE major, graduated valedictorian of his UMaine class in 1987 and remained at UMaine to receive an MS in ECE.  Bruce served as the Systems Administrator for the department until his retirement.   Below are recollections of Bruce from his Departmental […]

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Cyber Defense Competition at UMaine

The Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NECCDC – http://neccdl.org/neccdc) will be hosted at UMaine in Orono Maine March 20-22, 2020. Ten student teams from the Northeast will compete to test their ability to operate, secure, manage, and maintain a corporate network. A virtual qualifying round will be held in late January to determine the schools […]

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Wireless Sensors for Coal-based Power Plants

From UMaine Today – Fall/Winter 2018 Advanced combustion Improving wireless sensor technologies in coal-based power plants is the focus of a $2.5 million grant from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) through the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy to the University of Maine. The UMaine project, led by Mauricio Pereira da Cunha, professor of electrical […]

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UMaine teams with St. Joseph’s, UMM, UMF and Dartmouth

In collaboration with SJH, Vetelino and a team of researchers from UMaine, University of Maine at Machias (UMM), University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), and Dartmouth College are designing sensor systems that can improve healthcare. The systems can be applied in the monitoring and detection of medical conditions and diseases. “We wanted to know how […]

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Activas Diagnostics $1 million NIH Award

A home-based sleep monitoring invention developed by University of Maine researchers that has the potential to help detect early symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease in elders has received a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research Award from the National Institute of Health’s Institute on Aging. The two-year NIH Phase II award to […]

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Black Bear Robotics Competes in NASA Robotic Mining Challenge

The Black Bear Robotics club competed in the 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Challenge May 15, 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Team members William Bessette, Alison Bessette, Quinn Campbell, Drew Bennett, Collin Averill and Stewart Doe were accompanied by ECE Professor Rick Eason. (William and Collin are Electrical Engineering majors, and Stewart is a […]

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Pereira da Cunha: $2.5 million project from DOE to improve technology in power plants

Mauricio Pereira da Cunha, professor of electrical and computer engineering is a co-PI for a $2.5 million grant from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) through the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. The project focuses on improving sensor technologies in coal-based power plants. The UMaine project, “Technology Maturation of Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors for Improved Condition-Based Monitoring,”  […]

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