Department of Engineering


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Finalists announced for inaugural USM Cubesat Design Competition

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce six Maine middle and high schools as finalists in the inaugural USM Cubesat Design Competition (UCDC), who will construct and launch high-altitude microsatellite designs.

CSTH 2021 Departmental Award Recipients

The College of Science, Technology, and Health is pleased to announce the 2021 Departmental Award recipients.

USM Voices: Engaging Maine high schoolers in Cube Satellite development

CubeSats are small research satellites that are made up of multiples of 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm, that have ushered in a new era of space research, allowing high-schools and universities to participate in this one very niche field. The workshop had prestigious speakers that included an award-winning educator, engineers work at NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a commercial CubeSat kit company and USM faculty.
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Harold Alfond Foundation makes historic commitment of $240 million to UMS

The Harold Alfond Foundation has made an historic commitment of $240 million to the University of Maine System, the eighth-largest gift ever made to a U.S institution of higher education and the largest ever to a public institution of higher education in New England.
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TRIO doubles federal funding with new grant to help STEM students

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $2.6 million to USM’s TRIO program to augment its work with students who have a low income, a disability or are the first in their families to attend college. The just-announced funding — arriving in two, five-year grants — expands TRIO advising to target students pursuing fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The new funding, $1.3 million, allows TRIO to advise 120 STEM students.
A prosthetic arm and hand produced in USM's Maker Innovation Studio.

USM Engineering Students Build Low-Cost Prosthetic Arm Prototypes

The pandemic may have required a shift to remote learning over the summer, but that didn’t stop a group of USM engineering students from solving an urgent, real-world problem: how to make a fully functional, prosthetic arm that can operate in hot and humid climates — all for under $110 per unit.
U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for Social Mobility

U.S. News Highlights USM’s Social Mobility and Engineering in New Rankings

US News and World Reports’ just-released college rankings highlight the University of Southern Maine’s place among the top public universities in the Northeast. The university’s recognition — as an overall top public school, for social mobility and for its strong engineering program – highlight USM’s rising stature in Maine and throughout the country.

Engineering Professor and students create 3D print face shields

USM's Engineering Professor Asheesh Lanba and students create face shields for healthcare workers.

USM and Gorham unveil new partnership to earn free college credit

The University of Southern Maine and Gorham High School have announced a new partnership to give high school students an unprecedented opportunity to earn free college credit. In three pathways of study — nursing and health sciences, law and liberal arts, and engineering — Gorham High juniors and seniors will have the chance to attain college credit in courses coordinated by their teachers and USM professors.

Engineering faculty, Asheesh Lanba gets published

Dr. Asheesh Lanba's work with the USDA just got published