Students in the Spotlight
Kurt Rademaker, Interdisciplinary Doctoral student, received two national awards for his geoarchaeological research
Posted May 23, 2008
Kurt Rademaker, a Interdisciplinary Studies Ph.D. candidate in Quaternary archaeology, recently received two national awards: the Kellogg Award for geoarchaeological research from the Society for American Archaeology, and the Claude C. Albritton Award for geoarchaeological research from the Geological Society of America. The Society for American Archaeology is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. The Geological Society of America is the leading organization of earth science professionals. Kurt is only the second person to receive both awards, and the first to do so in the same year.
Laurie Pinkert, Master of Arts student in English, honored as the University of Maine's 2008 Graduate Student Employee of the Year
Posted May 1, 2008
Laurie Pinkert, a Master of Arts student in English, was recently honored as the University of Maine's 2008 Graduate Student Employee of the Year. Laurie was recognized for her work as a teaching assistant in the English program and as the coordinator for the Graduate School's fall orientation program. The announcement was made during UMaine's Student Employee Appreciation Week. Laurie's citation noted that her "many contributions to the English Department, to the Graduate School, to the Center for Teaching Excellence, and to the University of Maine in general as a student, teacher, and leader will be her legacy. She naturally improves any organization that is fortunate to have her involved." After planning the Graduate School's orientation program again this summer, Laurie will enter a Ph.D. program in English at Purdue University.
Laura Brothers and Jeff Marsh, doctoral students in Earth Sciences, won awards at the recent 43rd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America (NEGSA)
Posted April 22, 2008
Laura Brothers and Jeff Marsh, both doctoral students in Earth Sciences, won awards at the recent 43rd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America (NEGSA) this past March in Buffalo, New York. Laura won NEGSA's Best Student Poster Award and Jeff won 2nd Place for his poster.
Rodrigo Silva-Muñoz, doctoral student in Civil Engineering, won Outstanding Paper Award at 2008 Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering Conference
Posted on April 22, 2008
A research paper written by Rodrigo Silva-Muñoz, a doctoral student in Civil Engineering, won a 1st-place Outstanding Paper award for the upcoming 2008 international conference of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE). Rodrigo's paper, entitled "Monitoring of Marine Grade Composite Doubler-Plate Joints Using Embedded Fiber Optic Strain Sensors," co-authored by associate professor of civil engineering Roberto Lopez-Anido, reports on research done at UMaine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center into a new structural health monitoring system for U.S. Navy vessels.