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Shipshape Composites Print E-mail
(November-December 2004)
 
Engineers in the University of Maine's Advanced Engineered Wood Composites (AEWC) Center are working with the U.S. Navy and Maine businesses to improve shipbuilding technologies.
 
 
Making Magic with Wood Print E-mail
09.21.97
By Susan Young, Bangor Daily News
 
Carefully perched on a rock, Habib Dagher tapped away at the keys of a laptop computer balanced on steel rods protruding from a small wooden bridge. A piece of plastic shower curtain, decorated with a colorful children's motif, shielded him from the pouring rain.
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UMaine Boatyard to Build Prototype Navy Craft Print E-mail

08.21.04
By Rich Hewitt, Bangor Daily News

ORONO - A $4 million appropriation in the new federal budget will fund a joint effort by the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center at the University of Maine and Hodgdon Yachts in East Boothbay to build a prototype special operations boat for the U.S. Navy using composite materials. 

 

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Better building products Print E-mail

(May-June 2004) UMaine Today

In 1995, Carmen Cherry left Tenants Harbor, Maine, with her sights set on an engineering career. Now, after graduating from Stanford and receiving a master's from Columbia University in 2000, she has returned to her home state to get a Ph.D., doing research in the University of Maine's Advanced Engineered Wood Composites (AEWC) Center.

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Put to the test Print E-mail

(January-February 2004) UMaine Today

Structural and materials tests performed by the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites (AEWC) Center at the University of Maine have received an international stamp of approval that will help companies to develop new products.

UMaine Today

 
Changing Lobster Line Print E-mail
Federal fisheries regulators have proposed new rules requiring changes in fishing gear to reduce the chances that endangered right whales will get entangled. The gear changes will likely cost Maine lobstermen millions of dollars. Sen. Olympia Snowe has already proposed a buy-back program to reduce the burden on lobstermen and University of Maine researchers are already looking for ways to use the discarded fishing line. These actions will help Maine lobstermen weather a necessary change.
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Governor to Highlight Nov. 20 AEWC Groundbreaking Print E-mail

Groundbreaking (November 20, 2003) UMaine Press Release

Governor John Baldacci will highlight a groundbreaking ceremony November 20 for a two-story addition to the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center at the University of Maine. The 7,100 square-foot expansion will provide laboratory space geared toward technology development and commercialization.

UMaine Press Release

 
Research and Business Growth Envisioned at UMaine Wood Composites Center Print E-mail

(June 12, 2003), UMaine Press Release
The Advanced Engineered Wood Composites (AEWC) Center at the University of Maine will expand its research laboratories, add a small conference facility and provide space for a new student entrepreneurship program as a result of bond funds approved by the voters June 10.

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