Admin

Press Releases (89)

ORONO - Elizabeth Chabe, Founder and CEO of High Touch Courses here, has been recognized for her talents and efforts promoting technology education by being one of the few selected to participate in this year's YCombinator Startup School in New York City.

YCombinator, located in Mountain View, CA, provides a small cohort of founding teams with seed funding, mentorship, advice, and practical training twice each year.

Monday, 16 June 2014 22:17

Girls' robotics program

Written by PR

Maine Robotics is offering a new summer program for girls this year on the Southern Maine Community Campus. Girls between the ages of 12 and 16 will have the opportunity to spend the week using technology to solve real world sustainability issues. Campers will work together in teams with local nonprofit organizations to brainstorm ideas that will make our communities more sustainable, and then learn to design and build a mobile app to help people reach that goal. At the end of the week, they will pitch their app to a guest panel and family members.

In partnership with the Technovation Challenge and the Southern Maine Community College, the program is designed to mentor young women into the fields of communication, computers, mobile app development and entrepreneurship.

BANGOR Did you know that 54 percent of smartphone owners check their phone at least once an hour, and 53 percent have admitted to checking it in the bathroom? Smartphones such as the 4G LTE iPhone 5s can do so much to simplify and enhance our lives that people feel lost without them. U.S. Cellular wants to show Bangor area residents all that these devices are capable of so they are able to use them to the fullest.

On Saturday, June 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. at 403 Wilson Street in Brewer and Saturday, June 28 from 8 to 9 a.m. at 33 Mid Mall Boulevard in Bangor, U.S. Cellular is offering a free Device Workshop where current or potential smartphone users can ask questions and learn about any device they are interested in. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don't have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

ORONO More than 100 middle school students from around the state will gather at the University of Maine on Saturday, May 17 to participate in the Maine Invention Convention state competition.

The statewide contest promotes problem solving and innovation by Maine students in grades 5 through 8. Throughout the school year, students work with their peers and teachers to identify and solve everyday problems they are passionate about by using Innovation Engineering, a systematic approach to innovation with fundamental concepts including methods for creating, communicating and commercializing meaningfully unique ideas.

ORONO Have you ever emailed a carefully crafted message over the weekend to your boss touting your accomplishments on a project?

Niclas Erhardt, assistant professor of human resources in the Maine Business School at the University of Maine, researched this employee self-promotion tactic, as well as ensuing responses from managers.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 12:05

Free Device Workshop

Written by PR

BANGOR In a recent survey, 53 percent of smartphone owners said they access email on their device several times day. In addition, 74 percent have accessed Facebook from their smartphone. How to use these features on smartphones are two of the most common questions that U.S. Cellular store associates hear. Devices such as the 4G LTE iPhone 5s and iPad Air make it easy to stay connected to friends, family and business, and U.S. Cellular wants to show Bangor area residents the tips and tricks that make using these features fast and easy.

On Saturday, May 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. at 403 Wilson Street in Brewer and Saturday, May 24 from 8 to 9 a.m. at 33 Mid Mall Boulevard in Bangor, U.S. Cellular is offering a free Device Workshop where current or potential smartphone users can ask questions and learn about any device they are interested in. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don't have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

Monday, 28 April 2014 14:58

Bangor Gets Happy' video project begins

Written by PR

BANGOR A group of local independent, spirited community members is collaborating to produce a 'Bangor Gets Happy' video based on the work of Pharrell Williams, in his 'Get Happy' video.

If you live, work or play in Bangor, you are invited to:

FARMINGTON For the seventh year in a row, a competitive selection of original student video and animation will be one of the highlights of the University of Maine at Farmington's annual spring arts celebration. UMF's Pixel Hunter Festival provides students with an opportunity to design creative storytelling through video and animation and to exhibit their work to a wider audience.

Pixel Hunter starts at 8 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the Performance Space in the Emery Community Arts Center. All arts celebration events are free and open to the public.

Monday, 21 April 2014 22:11

Tekk Briefs - April 23rd, 2014

Written by PR

New technology quickly connects EMMC patients with interpreter services

BANGOR Last year, Eastern Maine Medical Center connected more than 500 patients with a free interpreter service, breaking down language barriers to ensure that patients and care providers were able to effectively communicate. In healthcare, every minute counts and a new service at EMMC uses technology to connect patients with free interpreter services much quicker. Previously, patients may have had to wait for interpreters to travel to the hospital in person.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 00:42

Online burn permit system now available statewide

Written by PR

AUGUSTA Citizens seeking to burn brush, wood debris or agricultural fields now have the option to obtain their open burning permits electronically. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Forestry announced that it has expanded the online burn permit system statewide. Traditional hand-written burn permits are still available, but the online system allows permits to be acquired 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing that the fire danger is not high.

'The ability of Maine citizens to conduct business online saves time and money and helps make state government more responsive and open,' said Governor Paul R. LePage. 'This is another positive change in the way we do business that will benefit the public. And please remember, only burn during periods of low fire danger and always be safe when making and tending to burn fires.' 

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next > End >>
Page 5 of 7

Advertisements

The Maine Edge. All rights reserved. Privacy policy. Terms & Conditions.

Website CMS and Development by Links Online Marketing, LLC, Bangor Maine