Amber Delaney – Class of 2020

Amber Delaney grew up in Livermore, Maine. When she got to the University of Maine, she chose to major in mechanical engineering with a minor in ecology and environmental science. A lifelong ambition for problem-solving is what Delaney sites for her interest in mechanical engineering: “I love knowing how systems work and I’ve always wanted to work in the renewable energy field,” says Delaney.

During her academic career at UMaine, Delaney has received the Thomas P. Hosmer Scholarship. The Hosmer Scholarship is awarded to UMaine students who demonstrate great ambition in the study of mechanical engineering. “Receiving the Thomas P. Hosmer Scholarship helped me focus on my studies instead of worrying about how to pay for school. I am very grateful for the generosity,” says Delaney.

Although she is preparing to graduate in May 2020, Delaney has her sights set on her next steps, which won’t take her too far afield just yet. “What I love about UMaine is the diversity of opportunities that are offered, you really can go anywhere from UMaine,” Delaney says. After graduation, Delaney will begin her master’s program at UMaine working in the UMaine Advances Structures and Composites Center. She will be studying wind energy in UMaine’s state-of-the-art lab.

When she is not attending classes, Delaney can probably be found in the Maine wilderness: “Outside of class, I spend as much time as I can outdoors hiking, skiing, and enjoying nature. I also enjoy playing piano and cooking,” says Delaney.