UMaine students sweep Maine Sustainability and Water Conference poster awards
Students, faculty and alumni participated in the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference on March 28 in Augusta. Faculty from the college coordinated and presented many concurrent sessions at the conference. Students from the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture swept the research poster awards in the graduate and undergraduate categories from a field of 32 competitors.
- Undergraduate Student First Place (Tied): Shayla Rose Kleisinger, School of Food and Agriculture, Using Industry for Change: Cellulose-Based Food Packaging Products
- Undergraduate Student First Place (Tied): Samantha Silverbrand, School of Marine Sciences, Development of Environmental DNA tools for Sustainable Monitoring of Northeast Sea-Run Fishes
- Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Gwyneth Roberts, Ecology and Environmental Sciences and Mathematics, Quantifying Tidally Driven Transport in the Jordan River Estuary
- Graduate Student First Place: Brad Erdman, School of Biology and Ecology, Environmental DNA for Sustainable Monitoring of Atlantic Salmon Occupancy and Abundance
- Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Stephanie Dykema, Ecology and Environmental Sciences program, Zooplankton Phenology Variation Along an Elevational Gradient in Remote Maine Lakes
The conference is organized by the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions each year to bring together representatives from government agencies, NGOs and academic institutions.