The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation supports aspiring engineers studying at the University of Maine who are interested in pursuing careers in the paper industry.
Through financial assistance, networking opportunities, and expert guidance and support throughout their academic careers, each student graduates with a competitive advantage—and a job.
The pulp and paper industry is vital for the state of Maine, remaining one of the state’s biggest industries and employers.
The Pulp and Paper Foundation relies on the generosity of our donors to continue to support aspiring engineering students in becoming the next great leaders in the pulp and paper industry.
The paper industry is booming and looking for the next great leaders in engineering.
We’re here to make pursuing an engineering career in the paper industry more accessible for students by covering the cost of college tuition.
We are a unique partnership between industry, students, donors and the University of Maine.
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UMaine Pulp + Paper Foundation
5737 Jenness Hall, Orono, Maine 04469
217 Jenness Hall, Orono, Maine 04469
Paper Days 2023
Date: April 4-5, 2023
Location: Wells Conference Center, UMaine - Orono Campus
Keynote Speaker: Laurence Mott - Executive V.P. for Development & Technology, Tetra Pak
April 4th - Engineering building tours and Tailgate kick-off event
Guests who would like a tour of the Process Development Center (PDC) in Jenness Hall or the Advanced Structures & Composite Center (ASCC) next door on April 4th should register early (by 3/21/23) to select preferred tour start times. The ASCC requires background checks and tours for that facility cannot be scheduled after that date. Tour group size is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis.
April 5th - Full Day program at Wells Conference Center. Opens with Breakfast and Student Panel Discussion, tours of the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center (EEDC), Luncheon, Guest Speakers, Research Presentations and concludes with Social Hour and Banquet Dinner.
Guests who would like a tour of the Ferland EEDC should register early (by 3/21/23) to select preferred tour start time: 10:15-11am or 11-11:45am on Wednesday April 5th.
Group rates are available at the following hotels. Please call directly and mention Paper Days or the Group Rate Code when booking.
Black Bear Inn – 4 Godfrey Drive, Orono – 207.866.7120 Group Rate Code: PADA
Hampton Inn – 261 Haskell Road, Bangor – 207.990.4400 Group Rate Code: ADP
Courtyard by Marriott – 236 Sylvan Road Bangor – 207.262.0070
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Paper Days 2022
Date: April 4-5, 2022
Keynote Speaker: Heather Dubois, VP and General Manager, Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company
Please note that the following NEW COVID protocols will be in effect for this event:
Anyone attending indoor University System events of more than 250 people must provide proof of vaccination or an acceptable negative test to enter. Face coverings are now optional. Evidence that will be accepted includes a negative PCR test or rapid antigen sampled within 72 hours of the event or gathering. UMaine staff will be present to verify. For more details please visit https://www.maine.edu/together/community-guidance/everyone/
Guests who would like a tour of the Process Development Center (PDC) or the Advanced Structures & Composite Center (ASCC) on April 5 should register early (by 3/23/22) to select preferred tour start times. The ASCC requires background checks and tours for that facility cannot be scheduled after that date. Tour group size is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis.
Paper Days 2021
This event was virtual in order to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and attendees. Links to the streaming presentations for both April 6 and 7, 2021 are below.
April 6, 2021 Presentations: https://vimeo.com/527843590
- Corporate Member Presentation: 0:00-10:35
- Live Intro: 10:35-15:40
- Sustainability Panel Presentations: 15:40 - 53:40
- Live Q&A and Wrap: 53:40 - 1:12:20
April 7, 2021 Presentations: https://vimeo.com/533629581
- Student TREE Trip Panel: 11:00 - 36:20
- Forest Industry Trends: 36:20 - 1:07:20
- Annual Meeting: 1:08:30 - 1:37:00
- Banquet Presentations: 1:51:40 - 3:03:40
- Live Wrap: 3:03:40 - 3:08:40