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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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Joshua Patnaude: Class of 2017 UMaine Salutatorian

Joshua Patnaude of Sanford was named the Salutatorian for the UMaine graduating class of 2017.  Joshua received two Bachelor of Science degrees satisfying the requirements for both the Electrical Engineering and the Computer Engineering degrees. Valedictorian and salutatorian are the highest honors that recognize students for outstanding academic achievements, and for contributions to UMaine and […]

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Undergraduate Team Finishes Top in Computer Programming Contest

One team representing University of Maine, participated in the biggest annual computer programming contest in the world. They finished with the second highest ranking of all teams in the north-eastern part of the U.S., including Maine, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. This UMaine team, named RedZeppelin, consists of Graham Van Goffrier […]

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Mohamed Makhlouf: Induction into the Francis Crowe Society

Mohamed Makhlouf (Electrical Engineering, class of 1975) will be inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Francis Crowe Society at the fall induction on December 9, 4:30pm in the Hill Auditorium.  The Francis Crowe Society recognizes new UMaine engineering graduates as well as distinguished alumni. Mohamed is originally from Palestine.  His family moved to Egypt […]

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IEEE Day: Oct 4, 2016

IEEE UMaine student branch organized a series of talks today to celebrate IEEE Day which is a worldwide event being celebrated in all corners of earth. Please download the UMaine IEEE Day Flyer Events include the following presentations in the Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium: 11:30 Mark Ouellette of Axiom Technologies (lunch and learn) 4:00pm […]

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