Posted April 26, 2011
Multiple UMaine graduate students were honored for their participation in the sciences at the 2011 Earth Day Reception held in April, 2011 at Fogler Library. Two graduate students were awarded the 2011 Edith Patch Award; Doctor of Philosophy student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vanessa Coats and Master of Science in Marine Bio-Resources student, Haley Viehman, were honored for the distinguished research they have done here at the University of Maine. Coats’ research focuses on the Japanese barberry plant while Viehman researches the impact of tidal power on marine life.
In addition, Allison Byrd, a Master of Science in Ecology and Environmental Science student, and Rachel Palmer, a Doctor of Philosophy student in Biomedical Sciences were honored at the Reception. Byrd is studying the potential effects of climate change on the loon population in Maine and the nation. To read more about Byrd’s research, please click here; http://umaine.edu/nsfaresearch/research-spotlight/ecology-environmental-science-spotlight/loon-lakes/. Palmer is currently researching the potential harmful effects of the antibacterial agend, triclosan – used in many household products.