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March 2019

Greenlight Maine Collegiate Finale

March 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hauck Auditorium, Class of 1944 Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04473 United States

University of Maine student entrepreneurs working with UMaine's Foster Center for Student Innovation have won all three finalist spots in the college competition of Greenlight Maine, a business competition television show. The finalists will represent their companies — Ferda Farms, KinoTek and RentScore — and compete live for the grand prize of $25,000. This event is free and open to the public.  

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April 2019

Solar Thermal Energy to De-Carbon Industry

April 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, Norman Smith Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5710 United States
Free

Justin Lapp of the College of Engineering presents "Solar Thermal Energy to De-Carbon Industry," a talk about how heat from the sun can replace fossil fuels in some of the most energy-intensive industries. Whether melting metals, storing energy for nighttime, or producing fuel directly from air, see the most recent research on solar thermal energy as part of the Earth Week Presentation Series. Food will be provided. Part of UMaine’s Earth Week 2019 programming, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability in…

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July 2019

Moon, Mars, and Maine! (Session 1)

July 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$10

The historic first human steps on the Moon took place 50 years ago, and today we dream of travel to Mars and beyond. This event is a celebration of human space exploration featuring the Emera Astronomy Center, the College of Engineering’s HIAD and Lunar Habitat Modules, and activities from the Challenger Learning Center of Maine and Bangor Public Library. The day includes lunch with keynote speaker and UMaine alumnus George Nelson, director of the International Space Station Technology and Science Research Office…

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Moon, Mars, and Maine! (Session 2)

July 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Emera Astronomy Center, 167 Rangeley Rd.
Orono, ME 04469 United States
$10

The historic first human steps on the Moon took place 50 years ago, and today we dream of travel to Mars and beyond. This event is a celebration of human space exploration featuring the Emera Astronomy Center, the College of Engineering’s HIAD and Lunar Habitat Modules, and activities from the Challenger Learning Center of Maine and Bangor Public Library. The day includes lunch with keynote speaker and UMaine alumnus George Nelson, director of the International Space Station Technology and Science Research Office…

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October 2019

Violence Against Women is a Men’s Issue

October 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Jackson Katz, educator, author and pioneering activist on issues of gender, race and violence, will highlight the impacts of toxic masculinity and offer viable strategies for intervening whenever and wherever biases are revealed. Co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, Katz will discuss the bystander approach, which is widely used to prevent gender violence. Presented in partnership with the Department of Athletics, the Rising Tide Center, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, the Division of…

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Engineering Job Fair

October 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
New Balance Student Recreation Center, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The Engineering Job Fair at the University of Maine provides an important opportunity for engineering students and employers to meet face-to-face and informally interview for potential jobs and internships. For more information and to register, visit umaine.edu/career/upcoming-events/engineering-job-fair.

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Gridshock: A Film About Sex Trafficking in Iowa

October 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa McNeal shines the spotlight on sex trafficking in rural Iowa in this new documentary. This event will include a screening of the documentary, a question-and-answer session with the director, and a panel discussion of sex trafficking in Maine and local initiatives and support organizations. Presented in partnership with the Rising Tide Center, Rape Response Services, the Mabel Wadsworth Center, the UMaine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the UMaine Honors College, the UMaine Division of Student Life, and…

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November 2019

Information Session on Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center

November 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

University of Maine community members are invited to an information session to learn about the largest upcoming construction project in recent history at UMaine — the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center. Dana Humphrey, dean of the College of Engineering, and Kris Kowal, lead architect from WRBR Architects Engineers, will give an overview of the project. Learn more about what the center will contain, including three collaborative classrooms and two seminar rooms. Representatives from UMaine Facilities Management and Consigli Construction, construction…

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Cutting-Edge Tech

November 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donald P. Corbett Business Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A presentation on the University of Maine's cutting-edge research and development of green energy and materials.  Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Kody Varahramyan will provide welcoming remarks. UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will introduce Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), who will present on large-scale additive manufacturing and offshore wind energy. Additional speakers include James Anderson, Kimberly Huguenard, Douglas Gardner and Anthony Viselli.  An optional tour of the ASCC…

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March 2020

National Engineers Week Annual Engineering Expo

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
New Balance Field House, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

The College of Engineering at the University of Maine will recognize National Engineers Week with the annual Engineering Expo, where engineers, educators and students gather for hands-on activities and workshops to learn about engineering and what engineers do. National Engineers Week was initiated to publicly promote the work and contributions of our nation's engineers. During this week, engineering professionals have a unique opportunity to increase public awareness of the positive contributions engineers make to their communities, to this nation and…

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