Students in the Spotlight

  • Emily Notch, doctoral student in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, profiled in latest issue of UMaine Today for her research on environmental estrogen

    Posted February 14, 2008

    Emily Notch, a doctoral student in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, was profiled in the latest issue of UMaine Today for her research on environmental estrogen. Notch is a recent recipient of a prestigious STAR Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The full UMaine Today article is available HERE.

  • Four UMaine graduate students selected as winners of the annual Dow, Griffee, and Clements Graduate Student Competition

    Posted February 14, 2008

    Four UMaine graduate students were recently selected as winners of the annual Dow, Griffee, and Clements Graduate Student Competition, staged each year by UMaine's Maine Agriculture and Forest Experiment Station:

    • Lee Beers, Masters student in Botany & Plant Pathology, "Comparative analysis of the low temperature transcriptomes of Solanum tuberosum and Solanum commersonii"
    • Sean Blomquist, doctoral student in Wildlife Ecology, "Relative fitness and behavioral compensation of amphibians in a managed forest"
    • Philip Hofmeyer, doctoral student in Forest Resources, "Ecology and silviculture of northern white-cedar (Thuja occidentalis L.) in Maine"
    • Erin Simons, doctoral student in Wildlife Ecology, "Spatial and temporal dynamics of habitat supply for Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) and American Martens (Martes americana) on Commercial Forest lands in Maine"
  • William Sneed, doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies featured in Canadian news service story regarding research of melting at the Barnes Ice Cap in Canadian Arctic

    Posted February 14, 2008

    A Canadian news service story reported on new research related to melting at the Barnes Ice Cap in the Canadian Arctic. The full Canada.com article is available HERE.  The story includes comments from William Sneed, a doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies at UMaine, who analyzed the melting over the past 22 years for an article in the journal Geology. Climate Change Institute scientists Gordon Hamilton and Roger Hooke collaborate on that research. Sneed is the lead author of the article that appeared in the January 2008 issue of Geology, the flagship journal of the Geological Society of America.  A link to the full text of the Geology article is available HERE.

  • Julie-Ann Scott, doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies, published article in top communications journal

    Posted February 14, 2008

    Julie-Ann Scott, a doctoral Interdisciplinary Studies student in Communications with concentrations in gender studies and higher education, recently published an article in a top communications journal (Scott, J., 2008. Performing unfeminine femininity: Bulimic women's personal narratives as performance of identity. Text and Performance Quarterly, volume 28, page numbers 116-138). This article was selected to be translated into a more public piece that has just been published in the February 2008 issue of Communication Currents and can be viewed HEREText and Performance Quarterly and Communication Currents are publications of the National Communication Association. The authors of all of the other articles in the February issue of Communication Currents are professors at institutions such as the University of Georgia and the University of Hawaii. Julie-Ann is the Graduate Student Government (GSG) Grants Officer and a former two-time President of GSG.