Tag: economics

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Lu Wang aims to transform wood pulp into 3-D printed products

Maine is home to more than 17 million acres of forestland, making it the most heavily wooded state in the nation, and the forest products industry has long been an important part of the state’s economy. Lu Wang, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources housed at the Advanced Structures […]

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UMaine solar energy research included in White House Fact Sheet

The University of Maine was mentioned in a fact sheet published by The White House, titled “Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative.” UMaine was listed among 25 members of the administration’s National Community Solar Partnership that have new commitments to deploy nearly 145 MW of community solar, including projects to scale […]

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Travis Blackmer

Travis Blackmer: Finding educational gold in heaps of trash

For Travis Blackmer, the summer of 2011 was a summer of garbage. And it changed his life. While classmates at the University of Maine were waiting tables, pounding nails, or painting houses to make tuition money, the 20-year old undergrad was pawing through trash. Tons and tons of trash. But he didn’t really mind. After […]

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Allyson Eslin

Allyson Eslin: Triple major aiming for public office

For University of Maine student Allyson Eslin, one major was not enough. Neither were two. It took three majors — political science, psychology and economics — as well as being a student in the Honors College to fulfill her academic pursuits. The Bangor native, who plans to graduate in 2017, also works as a research […]

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Students in economics class work with community to keep homes warm

Students in University of Maine economics professor Sharon Klein’s service learning class have spent the semester working with the community to help keep homes warm throughout the winter. The pilot course, “Building Sustainable Energy Communities Through Service Learning,” teaches students about sustainable energy through hands-on community engagement. Throughout the semester, the 10 students in the […]

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Work by School of Economics master’s students recognized by USAID, World Learning

Dorina Grezda and Nehat Dobratiqi, two Kosovar students supported by the Transformational Leadership Program — Scholarships and Partnerships (TLP-SP), analyzed data from a survey of Mainers to examine the factors that encourage people’s recycling and other environmental behaviors. Professor Mario Teisl, adviser of the students, presented their work at an UNITWIN/UNESCO-sponsored conference on food waste […]

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