What's New at the Graduate School

  • Posted February 24, 2014 Jenny Shrum, a Ph.D. candidate in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program, seeks to understand what factors influence sap flow in maple trees, how climate change may influence the factors, and how Maine maple syrup producers will be affected. Shrum is interested both in the biophysical relationships as well as the human dimensions and implications of a changing maple syrup season. She will be using on-site weather station data and sap flow rates at three different...
  • Join Crystal from the Graduate School on Monday, February 26th from 4-6pm in the Graduate Commons of Stodder Hall for an informative session about how to format your thesis or dissertation!  She will be covering common mistakes along with samples of what to do.  Please email the "Thesis Workshop" folder in FirstClass or thesis.workshop@umit.maine.edu with your current degree program to register.  Call 207-581-3291 with any questions.  
  • Posted February 4, 2014 Master of Science in Chemistry student Ashley Hellenbrand presented her research at the 2013 International Conference on Wood Ashesives in Toronto, Canada, where she won third prize and $100 for her poster “Formaldehyde Emissions from ‘Native Wood’”. Hellenbrand is a member of the Wood-Based Composite Center at Virginia Tech, an organization that brings industry and universities together to work on projects collaboratively and to solve or understan...
  • Posted January 28, 2014 Rachael Joyce is a graduate civil engineering student who also co-manages and -owns Volition Ski Co. with her fiancé, Christopher Bagley. They hand-make skis out of environmentally friendly materials which are sold online, at Ski Rack Sports in Bangor, and Side Country Sports in Rockland. The company was born from Joyce and her fiancé’s hard work, creativity, and an investment from the Maine Technology Institute. Joyce also works full-time at the Maine...