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Edith Patch Award

April 14, 2011


Haleyh Viehman, Gayle Zydlewski's graduate student, recently was nominated and selected as the recipient of the master's level award for this year's Edith Patch Award!  This award is given each year to graduate and undergraduate women in acknowledgement of distinguished work that they have done while at the University of Maine and in recognition of their promise for future contribution to the fields of science, agriculture, engineering, or environmental education.  The awardees receive a small honorarium, and are invited to deliver a brief presentation about their work at the Annual Earth Day Reception in honor of Dr. Edith Marion Patch.  This year’s reception will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Thomas Lynch University Club, on the second floor of Fogler Library.

Members of the Award Committee were impressed by her academic talent, her research and professional accomplishments, her capacity to integrate engineering and marine environmental disciplines, her skill in communicating with diverse constituencies, and the impact that her work is sure to have on our environment.  Haley is clearly continuing the tradition of excellence that Edith Patch began, as the first woman scientist at the University of Maine.

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