Science/Technology

UMaine Senior Eddie Gonnella
February 17, 2017

UMaine Senior Eddie Gonnella is Engineering His Career

When this month’s Dirigo Award recipient, Eddie Gonnella, departed for college in 2013, he didn’t journey very far—just a five-minute drive from his home in Old Town. But following his graduation from UMaine on May 13th, long-distance travel will be a regular occurrence for him as he takes on an unexpected opportunity, one he earned…

UMaine Professor Per Garder
December 13, 2016

UMaine Engineering Professor Per Gårder Focused on Safety

People tell UMaine Engineering Professor Per Gårder that he’s a life-saver. For good reason. In 1992, along with UMaine colleague Dr. John Alexander, Gårder began the first academic research in the United States on the effectiveness of rumble strips, those corrugated sections of roadway that create loud noise and vibration when a vehicle’s tires cross…

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October 26, 2016

Leading UMaine researcher perishes in accident in Antarctica

Gordon Hamilton, a University of Maine professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, and a researcher with the Climate Change Institute, died in a field accident Oct. 22 while conducting research in Antarctica. He was 50. Hamilton, a physical glaciologist, was working on White Island in the Ross Archipelago in Antarctica, an area…

Marine Sciences undergrads demo unmanned sailboat
October 10, 2016

Marine sciences undergrads to demo, launch unmanned sailboat on European voyage

2016 Atlantic Miniboat Regatta with a nearly 5-foot unmanned sailboat equipped with GPS to track its voyage to Europe by way of the ocean currents. The regatta is organized by Educational Passages, a Belfast, Maine-based program that teaches school-age children about ocean sciences. Since 2008, the program has worked with university partners and others to…