ORONO - With recent mill layoffs, educational institutions are striving to put their best foot forward with pulp and paper here in Maine. This week hundreds of chemical engineers, professors, and students gathered to discuss what lies ahead for this crucial industry.
UMaine donors, alumni, faculty, and students have been recognizing the vitality of the pulp and paper industry this week.
"Paper Days" is a celebration, honoring those who keep the program thriving year after year.
Dozens of past graduates attend the event, which serves as a networking opportunity for engineers and students receiving scholarships from the foundation.
For the past 64 years the foundation has grown to include a $20 million endowment fund which supports tuition, professors, and research.