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The Advanced Structures and Composites Center

University of Maine
35 Flagstaff Road
Orono, ME 04469-5793

T: (207) 581-2123
F: (207) 581-2074
Email: composites@umit.maine.edu


Laboratory Tours

Over 1,000 people tour our laboratories each year. These groups include:

  • School classes

  • Business and professional associations 

  • UMaine alumni and friends 

  • Public officials 

  • Visiting scholars

Tours are normally 2 hours in length; visitors are asked to wear closed toe footwear and will be provided hardhats and safety glasses; maximum group size is 20 (usually school tours are divided into groups).  General safety handout

Visitors are guided through our labs with opportunities to talk with researchers and to view ongoing projects. Tours introduce visitors to (1) the role of R & D in Maine’s economy; (2) basic concepts of materials science; and (3) engineered wood and composites manufacturing processes.

For more information about tours, contact Kimberley Mentus, 207-581-2123, Kimberley_Mentus@umit.maine.edu or Marcy Smith, 207-581-2125, marcy.smith@umit.maine.edu  


Project and Activities 

Job Shadowing:

Are you, or do you know a high school student that is interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? The Advanced Structures and Composites Center offers job shadowing for interested students. For more information, please contact Olivia Sanchez by phone: 207 581-2052, or by email: olivia.sanchez@umit.maine.edu.
An ISO 17025 Accredited Laboratory
(207) 581-2123