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The Advanced Structures and Composites Center sponsors graduate student researchers and also employs undergraduate student research assistants. 
Since opening its doors in June of 2000, the Center has employed over 930 undergraduate and
120 graduate student.

The 930 undergraduate students have represented 69 different academic majors.

Over 62% of the graduate student researchers have majored in Civil Engineering.

27% of the graduate student researchers have majored in Forest Management or Wood Science and Technology.
Advanced Structures and Composites Center student innovators work on cutting edge research Print E-mail

bannon.jpg Daniel Bannon, M.S. in Civil Engineering, has worked on the manufacturing and testing of an innovative bridge technology utilizing a rigidified inflatable composite arch design. Arches which Dan manufactured were used in the construction of a Maine DOT highway bridge.

Advanced Structures and Composites Center student researchers take leadership roles Print E-mail

Anthony Viselli going over plans with clientsAnthony Viselli, Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering, explains features of a composite secure shipping container to visitors from the US Department of Homeland Security. Anthony has taken a central role in the development of this shipping container. As laboratory manager of this multi-million dollar project, he manages all aspects of the project including direction of a crew of undergraduate students and staff and is a principal in the spin-off company Maine Secure Composites.


Advanced Structures and Composites Center student entrepreneurs develop new products Print E-mail

ashley.jpgAshley Tower, M.S. student in Civil Engineering, has worked on a project developing ballistic panels for the protection of soldiers in Army tents. These panels have been extensively tested both in the lab and in the field. Here, Ashley is pictured setting up for field testing of the ballistic panels at Fort Polk, LA.

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