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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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Nicholas LaJoie: 2018 UMaine Business Challenge Award Winner

Nicholas LaJoie, a Computer Engineering student graduating in May 2018, was a 2018 UMaine Business Challenge winner. The UMaine Business Challenge is the largest business-plan competition for college students in the state. Business Challenge finalists are first selected and paired with mentors and have two weeks to prepare for a live-pitch event to present their […]

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Graham Van Goffrier: UMaine 2018 Valedictorian

Graham Van Goffrier was selected as the University of Maine class of 2018 Valedictorian. Graham received a bachelor’s degree in Physics, minors in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Nanotechnology, and a masters degree in Electrical Engineering (all earned in his four years at UMaine). Van Goffrier is a 2017–18 Goldwater Scholar. In 2017, he received one […]

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UMaine High Altitude Ballooning: Eclipse Mission

For the Aug. 21 2017 eclipse, a team of 18 University of Maine electrical and computer engineering students packed up their high-altitude balloons and headed to Clemson, South Carolina to participate in the first-ever NASA “Great American Eclipse” project. The mission entailed students from 55 teams nationwide launching unpiloted high-altitude balloons to live stream aerial […]

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