College News

Katherine F. Jarvis: Outstanding Master’s Degree Student Award

The Outstanding Master’s Degree Student Award recognizes a student who has distinguished themselves in all aspects of graduate performance. Katherine Jarvis came to UMaine to meld her fascination with biochemistry and mathematics. Under the guidance of her advisors, Assistant Professor Joshua Kelley at the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences and Associate Professor Andre Khalil […]

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SuriyaPrakaash LakshmiBalasubramaniam: George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship Award

The George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship recognizes a graduate student associated with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station with outstanding academic and research performance. SuriyaPrakaash LakshmiBalasubramaniam seeks solutions to the plastic food packaging that is polluting our planet and bodies.  With his advisor, Denise Skonberg, professor of food science and human nutrition, LakshmiBalasubramaniam is […]

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Wenjing Sun: George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship Award

The George F. Dow Graduate Scholarship recognizes a graduate student associated with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station with outstanding academic and research performance. Wenjing Sun works to help the environment by developing biodegradable products from renewable resources. With the guidance of her advisor Mehdi Tajvidi, associate professor of renewable nanomaterials, Sun conducts research […]

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Bailey West: Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Memorial Prize

The Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Prize is the highest honor the college awards to an undergraduate student. The recipient’s time at UMaine should reflect our land and sea grant mission – with a record of outstanding performance in academics, research, and service. From the toxicology lab to the Maine Hunger Dialogue, Bailey West’s […]

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Caleigh Charlebois: Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize

The Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize was established to honor an undergraduate student who not only overcame adversity but maintained a positive outlook despite the challenges life presented them – all while achieving personal growth and academic success. For Caleigh Charlebois, the relationships she built at UMaine are just as important as her […]

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Anna Schumann: Outstanding International Student

For more than 20 years, UMaine has honored an exceptional international student from each college. Candidates must have a superior academic record and have made meaningful contributions to his or her area of study. Anna Schumann of Moers, Germany will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology, with a double major in […]

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New Faculty: Alice Doughty

Alice Doughty joined the School of Earth and Climate Sciences in January 2021, where she teaches courses in geology and coordinates the school’s undergraduate programs.  As an earth science student at UMaine, Doughty joined researchers on field expeditions in New Zealand where she discovered her fascination with how the climate shapes glaciers. Her curiosity lured […]

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Saros to direct Ecology and Environmental Sciences program

Jasmine Saros has been named director of the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program at the University of Maine. Saros, a professor of paleolimnology and lake ecology in the School of Biology and Ecology and associate director of the Climate Change Institute, will serve a three-year appointment starting August 1. She succeeds Brian Olsen, professor of […]

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Teisl named interim dean/director

Mario Teisl has been named interim dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and interim director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, succeeding Fred Servello, who retired on June 30 after four years of serving as dean. Plans for a national search for dean and Experiment Station director are underway. […]

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