Monday, March 15 is Statehood Day. To commemorate the celebration, the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center is making a 3D Dirigo Star for Maine’s Bicentennial. The printed star will be the key component of  the State of Maine Bicentennial Time Capsule.

See a rendering of the composite Dirigo Star

An unveiling event is scheduled to be livestreamed at 1 pm March 15. You can watch on YouTube and Facebook. Note: the event is not open to the public. Media will be present and will follow guidelines such as social distancing and wearing masks.

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Several key figures will be there to take part in the ceremony, including UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy; Chairman of the Maine Bicentennial Commission and Senator Bill Diamond, and Habib Dagher, founding executive director of the Composites Center. There is a planned discussion on how the printed, composite Dirigo Star was created as well as a look at the design of the Maine’s Bicentennial time capsule.

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