Bath, Maine– This past Tuesday, three budding scientists (Kara Fischer ’13, Carolyn Moore ’14 & Wilson MacMillan ’14) visited the Process Development Centre at University of Maine in Orono. The visit gave the students an opportunity to experience firsthand the ways in which the material they learn in class is applied to problem-solving in the real world. During the hour long tour of the facility, we got to see the trial paper machine in action and learn more about how science is applied to the creation of commercial products. Following the tour, we spoke with our host, Hyde parent Tom Moore (President & COO of Cerealus, a company involved in the pulp and paper industry) about his company’s technology, how it works, and how intellectual property works. Overall, it was a great learning experience for the students. Special thanks to Mr. Moore and the staff at the Process Development Centre for arranging the visit.
Photos from the Visit