“The Maine College of Engineering and Computing: A Collaboration for Success” Webinar

A discussion on the Maine College of Engineering and Computing (MCEC) for the benefit of students and employers.

WHEN: Wednesday May 24, 2023

TIME: 12pm EST (Noon)

WHERE: Via Zoom

COST: Free

Join us for a special online presentation as the University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved an initial
engineering framework for the Maine College of Engineering and Computing
(MCEC) for the benefit of students and employers statewide. The MCEC officially
launched on April 1, and will offer expanded educational opportunities in collaboration with
programs across the University of Maine System and address the need for thousands of
new engineering and computing graduates required for Maine’s future economic

MCEC is a signature pillar of the UMS TRANSFORMS initiative, which is made possible by
the Harold Alfond Foundation’s historic $240 million investment to revitalize the University of
Maine System. The grant provides $150M ($75M commitment from the Harold Alfond
Foundation with a $75 million challenge match) to address statewide needs for a highly
skilled workforce and innovations that are critical to moving Maine’s economy forward.

By developing programs and attracting new faculty, MCEC will support students from
across UMS who wish to pursue an education in engineering and computing fields,
particularly in some of the emerging, interdisciplinary areas including renewable energy,
biofuels, robotics, advanced materials, biomedical innovations, industrial engineering, and
artificial intelligence.

About the Speaker:

Giovanna Guidoboni is the inaugural Dean of Maine College of Engineering and Computing, which bridges engineering and computing programs for the benefit of all students across the University of Maine System. She previously served as associate dean for research and professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri, and is founder and manager of Gspace LLC, which provides modeling and computational solutions for complex problems in engineering and life sciences. Guidoboni also serves as co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the journal Modeling and Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology. She holds a doctorate in mathematics and both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in materials engineering from the University of Ferrara.