Science/Technology

June 21, 2022

Ty Delargy ’22: Putting Real in Virtual Reality

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, we hear from Tyler Delargy ‘22, the founder of Real Time Reality, a company with a mission to stream real people — securely — to virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) spaces. For Delargy, who…

May 17, 2022

Dorothy Klimis-Zacas: Bridging Wild Blueberries and Biomedical Innovation

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, we hear from Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition, cooperating faculty in the School of Biomedical Sciences, and associated faculty at the UMaine Institute of Medicine whose research focuses on berry bioactive compounds and their role…

April 17, 2022

Celebrating the Innovators of UMaine

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, we recognize the inaugural class of Foster Center Innovation Award winners, who were honored at a ceremony on April14 as part of Maine Impact Week. The Innovation Awards were developed to recognize and celebrate the students,…

March 14, 2022

“What If The Moon Didn’t Exist?” Webinar on March 31

UMaine astrophysicist Neil Comins will present a webinar “What If The Moon Didn’t Exist?” on March 31 at noon.  Without the Moon, Earth would be significantly different from what it is today. Renowned scientist and author Dr. Neil Comins will explain the evolution of the Earth-Moon system and the Moon’s profound effects on our planet…

December 10, 2021

Stephen Gilson and Elizabeth DePoy: An expansive vision of mobility

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, the husband-and-wife team of Stephen Gilson and Elizabeth DePoy, both professors of interdisciplinary disability studies and social work at UMaine, provide updates on the adaptive mobility device they invented in 2013. Called the Afari, the sleek,…

November 12, 2021

UMaine is planning the “Factory of the Future”

Boosted by $35 million in federal funding for research, UMaine expects to expand large-scale innovative additive manufacturing, or 3D, technology.  The plans include an addition to the existing Advanced Structures and Composites Center in order to accommodate “multiple printers, multiple robots working together as a team” to build things, according to Habib Dagher, executive director…

October 15, 2021

UMaine PhD Candidate’s Algorithm Links Physical Markers to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. In this month’s column, Kendra Batchelder ‘11, ‘13G, a University of Maine Ph.D. candidate in computational biomedicine, discusses her work in the Computational Modeling, Analysis of Imagery and Numerical Experiments (CompuMAINE) lab with lab director and professor of biomedical engineering…

Final beam of Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center installed.
August 17, 2021

Crosby’s Legacy

Oliver Crosby, a member of the Class of 1876.  When the final beam of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center was installed during a virtual Topping Off Ceremony in February 2021, the Crosby Clip played a part. The Crosby Clip is part of the legacy of UMaine mechanical engineer-ing graduate Oliver Crosby, a member…

Portland Waterfront
August 17, 2021

UMaine Establishes Portland Gateway

The University of Maine has established the Portland Gateway to provide a one-stop connection and point of access to the vast array of innovative research, education, and outreach resources, programs, and services at the state’s research university in Orono and its facilities statewide. Portland Gateway acts as the front door for the university engagement in…

August 16, 2021

Recent Grad Takes Part in Accelerator to Bring Veterinary Device to Market

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. This month, Innovators of UMaine showcases Raleigh Toussaint ’21, a recent graduate who majored in animal science with a pre-veterinary focus.  In her senior year, Toussaint structured her capstone project around supporting a team of faculty members exploring the commercialization…

July 15, 2021

This UMaine Spin-Out Company Helps to Protect Maine’s Pollinators and Blueberries 

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. This month, Innovators of UMaine showcases Maine Biosensors, a startup spun out of UMaine research that is using radar-based technology to help beekeepers monitor overall hive health. Most people would associate bees with honey, but few probably realize how critical…