Celebrating TIDCs Annual Conference Success

The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center at the University of Maine (TIDC) held its annual conference at the Wells Conference Center on the UMaine campus August 8th through 10th. This event brought together presenters from Academia, Industry, and State & Municipal Government to discuss deploying innovative transportation research findings from the lab to the field including […]

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sixth graders posing with homemade bridge at ascc lab

TIDC Welcomes Maine Sixth Graders for a Bridge-Building Event

Orono, Maine – On Wednesday, June 16, the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) hosted 45 sixth-grade students from the towns of Clinton and Albion, Maine for a bridge-building activity at the Advanced Structures & Composite Center (ASCC). Before arriving, the students teamed together to build a number of bridges using only toothpicks and hot glue.  […]

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UMaine’s VEMI Lab Aims to Improve Transportation Equity with Room-Sized Simulator

UMaine’s VEMI Lab Aims to Improve Transportation Equity with Room-Sized Simulator Orono, ME – One of the University of Maine’s most innovative lab spaces strives to solve unmet challenges with technology. The Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction Laboratory, or VEMI Lab, has over 15 years of human-computer interaction and research education expertise. With a team […]

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Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido courtesy of UMaine Alumni Association

TIDC Researcher, Dr. Lopez-Anido, Named 2023 Distinguished Maine Professor

Header Image Courtesy of UMaine Alumni Association Orono, ME – Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido, P.E. has been named the 2023 Distinguished Maine Professor by the UMaine Alumni Association. “The annual Distinguished Maine Professor Award honors a UMaine professor who exemplifies the highest qualities of teaching, research and public service. It is sponsored by the UMaine classes […]

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TIDC Researcher Introduces Engineering to Millinocket & Medway Students

Millinocket & Medway, ME – On a snowy January morning during a normal school day, Professor Aaron Gallant and his graduate research assistant, Temitope Omokinde, made the trip up I-95 from the University of Maine to Medway Middle School & Schenck High School. There, they introduced elementary through high school students to the world of […]

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The Maine Better Transportation Association on a tour of the ASCC lab

Maine Better Transportation Association Board Visits ASCC Lab

Orono, ME – During their recent annual meeting, contractors and engineers from the Maine Better Transportation Association (MBTA) Board visited UMaine’s Advanced Structures & Composites Center, and the newly completed Ferland Engineering Center. At the ASCC they were shown through the various labs by Richard Fredricks, a senior member of the Additive Manufacturing team. Here […]

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2022 TIDC Student Recognition Night Announcement

UMaine’s Transportation Center Hosts the 2022 Annual TIDC Student Recognition Night

Orono, ME – The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC) recognized 28 students from their six member universities at the Annual TIDC Student Recognition Night virtually on November 30th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. In accordance with TIDC’s motto of “Students First,” the event highlighted the accomplishments and contributions of their students from the past year. The […]

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TIDC Partners with MSTI at UMaine

Posted on 7/16/2019 TIDC partnered with MSTI (Maine Summer Transportation Institute) at the University of Maine to conduct a bridge building activity with 18 middle school students. Teams of students built bridges using straws and scotch tape. The bridges were weight tested with rolls of pennies. The winning bridge held $7.00 (14 rolls).

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Bill to Support UMaine’s Development of Innovative Infrastructure Materials—and Similar Research across the Nation—Introduced by Senators Collins, Whitehouse, and Alexander

Posted on 2/11/2019 A bipartisan, bicameral bill would boost research and investments in cutting-edge materials to improve public works nationwide In: Press Releases Posted Mon, 02/11/2019 – 09:14 on Washington, D.C. –Around the country, communities face an urgent need to invest in more resilient roads, bridges, water systems, and other public works.  In recent years, civil engineers […]

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