Students in the Spotlight

  • James Killarney a Doctoral student in Chemistry

    James KillarneyPosted July 23, 2009

    James Killarney a Doctoral student in Chemistry recently won the $100 dollar cash prize for the best new student poster presenter at the regional Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference is Durham, N.H.  Killarney's poster explained "Fluorescence Spectroscopy as a Rapid, Cost-Effective Method to Monitor and Analyze Low Levels of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP) in Environmental Water Samples."  Killarney's work is focused on using synchronous scan and Excitation-Emission Matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectroscopy as an analytical tool to identify low levels of PPCP's in Maine waters.

  • History doctoral student, Stefano Tijerina,received a Doctoral Student Research Award from the Canadian Embassy

    Posted May 22, 2009

    History doctoral student Stefano Tijerina has received a Doctoral Student Research Award from the Canadian Embassy to support archival research in Ottawa on the historical developments behind the construction of Canadian-Colombian relations during the government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (1968-1984). Doctoral Student Research Awards offer doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their dissertation research in Canada. The program is intended for full-time students at accredited four-year colleges and universities and whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada. This year, two awards were given to environmental topics, one to research on immigration and one (Tijerina) on Canadian foreign policy. For more information on the award please go here.  

  • Erynn Call, Wildlife Ecology doctoral student, featured in Lewiston Sun Journal

    Posted May 22, 2009

    The April 28 Lewiston Sun Journal included a story about a UMaine project that involves tracking birds along Maine rivers, including the Androscoggin. Prof. Malcolm Hunter and Wildlife Ecology doctoral student Erynn Call are leading the project.

  • UMaine Center for Teaching Excellence honored graduate teaching assistants Anna J. Schliep and Adam Barker-Hoyt with 2009 Teaching Assistant Awards

    Adam Barker-Hoyt

    Posted May 22, 2009

    The UMaine Center for Teaching Excellence has honored graduate teaching assistants Anna J. Schliep and Adam Barker-Hoyt with 2009 Teaching Assistant Awards. Schliep, a Bangor native, who teaches in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will receive the Teaching Instructor Collaboration Award. Barker-Hoyt, of Howard Lake, Minn., will receive the Teaching Instruction Award; he teaches in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. More details are at UMaine News online.