What's New at the Graduate School

  • Sigma Xi is the honor society of research scientists and engineers. It is an international, multidisciplinary society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise, reward excellence in scientific research and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields. Scientists and engineers are elected to Sigma Xi based on their research potential or achievements. Today, the society includes nearly 60,000 active members.  For more...
  • February 21, 2008 Sigma Xi is the honor society of research scientists and engineers. It is an international, multidisciplinary society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise, reward excellence in scientific research and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields. Scientists and engineers are elected to Sigma Xi based on their research potential or achievements. Today, the society includes nearly 60,000 active mem...
  • Posted February 14, 2008 Alan Wanamaker, a UMaine Graduate Alumni who is currently in a postdoctoral program at Bangor University of Wales, was featured in a BBC story for the 440-plus year-old clam he and his colleagues discovered.  The scientists believe that the clam is the longest-lived animal ever discovered.  Alan, who obtained his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences in 2007,  is featured in an accompanying video clip with the BBC story that is available HERE.
  • Posted February 14, 2008 Robert Freeman, a doctoral student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, was awarded the best student paper prize at the recent Transatlantic Land Use Conference held in Washington, DC. Additional information is available in the September edition of Network07, the Northeast Rural Development quarterly newsletter that can be viewed HERE.  Freeman's advisors include Prof. Kathleen Bell in the School of Economics.