Department of Engineering


Maine Chamber & Educate Maine say University investment critical to meeting state workforce needs

Joined by two dozen engineering employers at the inaugural University of Southern Maine Engineering Hiring Fair on Thursday, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce as well as Educate Maine urged voters to approve Question 4.
Seth Percy

Engineering the future of medicine: Seth Percy '19

Seth Percy isn't just an electrical engineer. With a concentration in computer engineering, the 25-year-old from Bath is looking to make a difference in the field of medicine — through robotic intervention.
USM update filming October 2018

'The USM Update' Oct. 1, 2018

On this episode of "The USM Update," we discuss how USM is preparing students today for the workforce of tomorrow, through investments in nursing and engineering; expanded career services and hands-on internship placements for students; and increased opportunities for students to gain global skills (and just how they're doing it).
Kelly Brewer '11

Alumni at Work: Kelly Brewer ’11

In part one of our "Alumni at Work" series, Kelly Brewer '11 discusses her role as director of engineering and implementation at Tilson Technology Management.
Engineering student and professor

Interactive: Engineering Maine's Workforce

The Office of Public Affairs has mapped out news stories highlighting USM's accredited mechanical and electrical engineering programs, broken down into categories. View the interactive piece now.
Thomas Henley, 2018 Featured Graduate

Thomas Henley, 2018 Featured Graduate

“I’ve loved math and science since i was a really little kid," said Thomas Henley, a 2018 Featured Graduate.. As soon as I learned what engineering was, I knew that was for me. It’s math and science but with more hands-on experience.”
Eric Blanchard, Maine Warden of the Year

USM Engineering Student Named "Maine Warden of the Year."

USM Engineering Student Named "Maine Warden of the Year."
USM alumnus Hector Ortiz

USM Engineering alumni: From connecting circuits to building the Navy's newest ships

Before Hector Ortiz and Ron Peterson joined Bath Iron Works — helping to design and build the Navy’s state-of-the-art ships — the University of Southern Maine wrought and tempered them into engineers. The rigor of USM’s fully-accredited Department of Engineering prepared the 2014 graduates to perform important roles for the 130-year-old shipbuilder, they said.
USM update filming April 2018

Replay: 'The USM Update,' April 2, 2018

In this episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings continues in talking about the University's many workforce initiatives, this time in the fields of biology, aquaculture and engineering.

USM Engineering students seeking real-life efficiencies at the Portland Public Library

A service-learning initiative is giving engineering students real-world experience as consultants to several area non-profit organizations. They include Maine Health, Southern Maine Health Care and Goodwill of Northern New England and the Portland Public Library, where students are working to find lower cost lighting meant to reduce electricity costs.