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Voters Approve $4.5 Million Bond to Help Build First New Academic Facility in 30 Years at Maine Maritime Academy

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy will receive $4.5 million in state funding approved in yesterday’s state-wide referendum to help build the new ABS Center for Engineering, Science and Research. The building will feature interactive teaching facilities and specialized laboratories for training and for industry-relevant research.  Modern classrooms and research spaces will enhance the college’s applied research program and strengthen the Academy’s reputation as a world-wide marine engineering center of excellence.

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Best and Brightest Honored at Maine Maritime Academy Celebration of Achievement

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s annual Celebration of Achievement was held on Thursday evening, November 7th, to honor the scholarly accomplishments of students and the service of faculty, trustees and alumni.

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Maine Maritime Academy Begins Construction of ABS Center for Engineering, Science & Research

Bangor Contractor Nickerson & O’Day Awarded Construction Contract
CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy has begun construction of the first academic facility to be built on the college campus in 30 years: the ABS Center for Engineering, Science and Research. The construction process is estimated to be complete in 12 months, with occupancy planned for January, 2015. When complete, the 3-story, 30,000-square-foot building will provide state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories

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Maine Maritime Academy Receives $93,605 Grant to Conduct Rockweed Research

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy has received a research grant in the amount of $93,605 from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund Small Campus Initiative to conduct rockweed research. Dr. Jessica Muhlin, Associate Professor of Marine Biology, will direct the project to conduct field and laboratory research on two types of seaweed: the commercially harvested Ascophyllum nodosumand the prevalent Fucus vesiculosus in order to understand their contributions to the near-shore food web and ecosystem.

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Maine Maritime Academy to Host Exhibition of Wood Carvings by Gordon Bok

Opening Reception Planned for Sunday, February 2
CASTINE, Maine—Folk musician and wood carver Gordon Bok has generously donated representative works from his collection of carvings to Maine Maritime Academy for a year-long exhibit at the Harold Alfond Student Center. An opening reception will be held Sunday, February 2 from 4 – 6 pm with music and remarks by Gordon Bok. The reception and exhibit are open to the public.

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