Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and Melissa Maginnis, an assistant professor of microbiology, will lead two online forums during the 2021 Maine Science Festival.
The festival will offer six one-hour sessions via Zoom, one in January, one in February and one in March. Each session will include an overview from the speaker, followed by a Q&A period.
Dagher, also a professor of civil engineering, will participate in a talk titled “Off-shore wind: from the UK to Maine” with Tony Appleton, director of offshore wind for Burns & McDonnell, and Ronit Prawer, director of the U.K. Government’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN) for the Eastern U.S. The festival will host the online forum at 1 p.m. Feb. 16. Register on the event webpage.
Maginnis, leader of the University of Maine System Scientific Advisory Board, will speak in a forum that provides an overview of the COVID-19 virus. The festival will establish a time and day for the session at a later date.
More information about the 2021 festival and its forums can be found online.