Students in the Spotlight

  • 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.

  • Doctoral Student, Amanda Shearin Featured in New York Times

    Posted May 15, 2009

    Research by UMaine wildlife ecology professor Cynthia Loftin, doctoral student Amanda Shearin, and recent doctoral graduate Emily Schilling is featured in a New York Times story. Loftin, Shearin, Schilling and others are researching the ecosystems of fishless lakes, which are "becoming increasingly rare" but are scattered around Maine. Shearin received a Maine Ecomonic Improvement Fund (MEIF) summer research fellowship from the Graduate School in 2007. Schilling was the recipient of two University Graduate Research Assistantships from the Graduate School.

  • Doctoral students in Oceanography, Michael Sauer and Margaret Estapa receive NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

                                       

    Michael Sauer                                                              Margaret Estapa

    Posted May 15, 2009

    Two University of Maine Oceanography graduate students received NASA fellowships last year. Doctoral candidate Michael Sauer received a $30,000 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship to create a more accurate calculation of the amount of chlorophyll in the water using optical equipment, sensors and data from Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS) buoys. Doctoral candidate Margaret Estapa is studying the release of carbon from mud delivered from the Mississippi River to areas along the Gulf Coast.

    For more information see: "How Green is the Gulf"

  • Brenton Murray, a Master of Business Administration student, receives 2009 Active Citizenship Award in Community Service

    Posted April 24, 2009

    Brenton Murray, a Master of Business Administration student is the recipient of the 2009 Active Citizenship Award in Community Service from the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism for his charitable work most notably in organizing a UMaine chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  Dr. Nory Jones nominated Murray for his leadership in many fundraising events around campus and has been quoted saying "he consistently demonstrates qualities of dedication, leadership, teamwork and a commitment to helping society."  To see the full story from UMaine News, please click here