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Revolution Research awarded $25,000 seed grant

Congratulations to Nadir Yildirim and Revolution Research, Inc. for their newest grant:  Investigation of volatile organic compound (VOC) content, thermal degradation temperature and thermal decomposition temperature of biobased panels, $25,000 Seed Grant (SG), Maine Technology Institute (MTI), June 2016, Brunswick, ME, US

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SFR students clear trails in Schoodic woods

Some University of Maine students have come from all over the northeast to get the unique opportunity to study in Maine’s forests. http://www.wlbz2.com/…/umaine-students-clear-trai…/204758398 UMaine students clear trails in Schoodic Woods WINTER HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Some University of Maine students have come from all over the northeast to get the unique opportunity to study […]

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Students in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism program at the University of Maine are blazing their own trail-literally.

SFR 399 is an intensive one-week course, taught by Dr. John Daigle, that provides field experience in parks, recreation and tourism and students develop skills necessary for professional management of nature-based recreation resources. This 1 credit course is designed to reinforce, integrate, and evaluate skills in several areas including: parks and recreation management, nature-based tourism, […]

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Dr. Sarah Nelson – dragonflies and data

Sarah Nelson, an associate research professor in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, began researching mercury and acid rain chemistry as a masters and then Ph.D. candidate. As her research progressed, she started sampling the larvae of dragonflies in Maine streams and waters for mercury, getting an assist from high school […]

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Ph.D. candidate, part-time faculty member win $10,000 Top Gun prize

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) and the University of Maine announced the winners of the Top Gun Showcase. Nadir Yildirim, a graduate of UMaine’s innovation engineering program and a Ph.D. candidate in forest resources; and Simin Khosravani, a part-time faculty member in the UMaine Department of Mathematics & Statistics, were awarded a $10,000 […]

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Students present service-learning projects

The University of Maine’s Campuses for Environmental Stewardship groups will present student service-learning projects from 12:30–3 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union.  Students, faculty and community members will be in attendance. Projects conducted this semester focused on issues of importance in the state including: sustainable tourism, mining activities, Penobscot River water […]

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Dr. Thomas Fox ’80 named 2016 Distinguished Alumnus in SFR

Dr. Thomas Fox is the Honorable Garland Gray Distinguished Professor of Forestry in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. He is also the Co-Director of the Forest Productivity Cooperative and the Virginia Tech Site Director for the NSF Center for Advanced Forestry Systems. The overall goal of his research and […]

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Aaron Weiskittel receives Outstanding Researcher award in College of NSFA

The University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture will honor faculty in economics, agronomy and forestry during a ceremony at 3 p.m. April 25 in Nutting Hall. The recipients are: Outstanding Teacher: Caroline Noblet, assistant professor, School of Economics Outstanding Public Service: Gregory Porter, professor of agronomy, School of Food and Agriculture […]

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Preparing for the next spruce budworm infestation – Dr. Robert Wagner

Eastern spruce budworm outbreaks occur every 30 to 60 years. During the last outbreak from 1970 until 1985, the insect killed 20–25 million cords of spruce-fir wood, or 21 percent of all fir trees in Maine. Already severely damaging trees in southern Quebec, the insect is on track to begin defoliating trees in Maine over […]

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