Students in the Spotlight
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
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.
Stephanie Leonard, a Master of Liberal Studies student, won 2009 Maine Studies Research and Creativity Graduate Award
Posted April 16, 2009
Stephanie Leonard, a candidate in the Maine Studies Master of Liberal Studies has recently won the 2009 Maine Studies Research and Creativity Graduate Award for her paper titled, "Uncovering the Myth: LL Bean and the Maine Mystique." Her paper was also awarded the Vincent Hartgen Art History Travel Award for 2009 from the Department of Art. Leonard currently teaches art at Fairmount School in Bangor.