Students in the Spotlight
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.
Posted April 22, 2008
On April 9th, 2008, the Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon awarded the 1st Annual Inez Boyd Environmental Prize Award to two University of Maine Graduate students. Robert Freeman, a doctoral student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, was awarded the $1000 first prize for his research entitled "Modeling the impacts of land use change on vernal pool-breeding amphibians." Michael Bailey, a doctoral student in Zoology, was awarded the $500 second prize for his research entitled "Effects of age and size on relative survival of newly stocked Atlantic salmon fry." The Inez Boyd Environmental Prize Award was established to encourage and reward academic research at the University of Maine on topics that promote the mission and major initiatives of the Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon. It is named in honor of the late Inez Boyd, one of the chapter's original founders. Inez Boyd was a lifelong environmentalist and an inspirational leader.
Robert "BJ" Kitchin, doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies, recently named recipient of American Public Health Association’s DisAbility Forum Student Member Award
Posted February 14, 2008
Robert "BJ" Kitchin, a doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Teaching Assistant in Disability Studies, was recently named the recipient of the American Public Health Association’s DisAbility Forum Student Member Award. The award is presented each year to one college student in the United States who has contributed promising work to advance the health and quality of life of people with disabilities. The American Public Health Association is one of the nation’s largest public health associations. "BJ is a role model and ambassador who puts disability studies in the forefront of student’s minds," says Elizabeth DePoy, coordinator of interdisciplinary disability studies at the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.
Patrick Devanney, master's student in Higher Education, chosen for National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Conference Committee Internship
Posted February 14, 2008
Patrick Devanney, currently a Master of Education student in Higher Education and Vice-President of UMaine's Graduate Student Government, was chosen as one of three graduate students for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region I Conference Committee Internship for the conference in Burlington, VT. Patrick will also sit on a panel for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in Student Affairs.