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Several students and a distinguished engineer were inducted into the Francis Crowe Society this month. You can read about the new members and their accomplishments here.
Daniel J. Breton (2011 UMaine Ph.D.) a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College has recently published a paper.
Breton, Daniel J., Koffman, Bess G., Kurbatov, Andrei V., Kreutz, Karl J. & Hamilton, Gordon S. (2012) “Quantifying Signal Dispersion in a Hybrid Ice Core Melting System,” Environmental Science & Technology, doi: 10.1021/es302041k
The full paper can be read here:
During their September 24th meeting the Board of Trustees approved the name of the soon to be constructed planetarium and observatory facility at UMaine, which will be known as the “Emera Astronomy Center.” The facility will be named for Emera Inc., an energy company focused on providing cleaner energy, after their $1 million gift to the university for the building’s construction. This gift was in addition to a $3.2 million gift given by a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
Dean Astumian, Professor of Physics, has just been awarded the Foresight Institute’s 2011 Feynman Prize for Nanotechnology Theory – http://www.foresight.org/about/2011Feynman.html!
Approved!! Trustees approve new planetarium, observatory at UMaine
Bangor Daily News, July 18, 2011 Excerpt
BANGOR, Maine — The billions and billions of stars in the cosmos will be clearer and brighter in the new $5.2 million combined planetarium and observatory that the University of Maine System board of trustees approved Monday for the University of Maine campus.
The new structure will be built near Rangeley Road between the Hilltop parking lots and the Littlefield Garden. It is expected to be completed in about three years. Click on the link (above) for the “rest of the story”.