WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on the sixth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge held at the University of Maine. Developed by Maine Composites Alliance, in partnership with the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative, the contest matches high school teams with Maine-based advanced composites manufacturers to research, design and manufacture model wind blades. In addition to giving presentations, high school teams from all around Maine competed to generate the most energy over two minutes. The Maine Wind Blade Challenge was designed to inspire student exploration of alternative energy and advanced materials by participating in a hands-on STEM application. Students from Portland’s Baxter Academy were this year’s champions. Their blade produced between 30 and 35 volts of electricity, according to the report.
The Associated Press, Morning Sentinel, Bangor Daily News and WLBZ (Channel 2) covered the Maine Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Jack Cosgrove, head coach of the University of Maine football team, was one of nine people to be inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame at its 39th annual awards banquet. Other inductees included Joseph L. Ferris, who pitched for UMaine in the 1964 College World Series, and Edward J. Flaherty, an All-American performer at UMaine in 1975. WABI (Channel 5) and The Washington Times carried the AP report.