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New Nanotechnology Minor

The Nanotechnology Minor comprises both fundamental and specialized coursework preparation for undergraduate students who are interested in nanoscale research and/or who wish to pursue a career in nanotechnology. For more information see the Nanotechnology Minor Flyer.

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Ali Abedi Receives IEEE Award

Ali Abedi has been selected as a recipient of the  the 2013 IEEE Region 1 Enhancement of the Relationship between IEEE and Industry Award.  The award recognizes Ali’s “leadership in bringing together and forming lasting partnerships between IEEE and the wireless and aerospace industries“. Congratulations and well done, Ali!

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LASST Video Highlight

Well-established facilities at LASST are available for materials synthesis and processing, analysis and characterization, and device fabrication and testing. Students obtain experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation under the guidance of LASST faculty and professional staff. See LASST video highlight

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Smart Grid in Maine

Maine has been included in the leading 15 states in the nation for smart grid investment.  The rankings are based upon each state’s smart grid policies, investment, and customer engagement.  The findings are summarized in this report from the Gridwise Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center.

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DeepCwind Consortium Summer Internships

SGC and the UMaine-led DeepCwind Consortium are co-sponsoring a summer internship in electricity distribution and transmittion. This position is 12 weeks in duration and is located in Orono, ME with some travel to other offices and field locations. Applicants should be juniors or seniors pusuing a degree ine electrical engineering, civil engineering, or a relevant […]

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Students Develop Android Phone App for UMaine Navigation

As use of cell phones is banned in some university classrooms, one course at the University of Maine requires them. Robert King, Jason Monk, Jerry Zhu, and Dr. Yifeng Zhu have developed this free smart phone application to better manage campus life. read more

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Rocket Launched to Test Wireless Sensors in Harsh Environments

Ali Abedi, along with several ECE students from his lab, worked on the payload and participated in launching a rocket to test wireless sensors in harsh environments. This project was done in collaboration with Cal State Long Beach and GSC Corp. and funded by NASA through a Maine Space Grant and a California Space Grant. […]

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First Android Phone App Released

A free software tool for managing academic life at the University of Maine is released in Android Market. It allows faculty and students to view course weekly schedule, meeting location, textbook, and faculty/staff contact information. The tool also provides maps of building and parking to help visitors and new students navigate the campus. software.

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Portable Lunar Habitat

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in collaboration with the Mechanical Engineering Department and the University of Southern Maine unveiled impressive new technology as a portable lunar habitat from NASA was assembled at UMaine (See Video).

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