Graduate students

Isaac Shepard: Doctoral Student Graduate Research Excellence Award

The Doctoral Student Graduate Research Excellence Award recognizes a student who has an exemplary record of research and scholarly activity. Isaac Shepard came to the University of Maine to transform how scientists think about ecological principles in the context of climate change. With the guidance of his advisor Hamish Greig, associate professor of stream ecology, […]

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Melissa Macphee: Master’s Student Graduate Research Excellence Award

The Master’s Student Graduate Research Excellence Award recognizes a student who has an exemplary record of research and scholarly activity. Melissa Macphee aims to understand why mental health services are underutilized by law enforcement and how they can be better delivered which, in turn, will help first responders better serve vulnerable populations and communities.  The […]

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Tongling Ge: Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award

The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award was established to recognize an outstanding graduate student in agricultural sciences, whose research has the potential to significantly shape the future of Maine agriculture.  Tongling Ge came to the University of Maine to unravel the origins and explore potential control methods of potato blackleg and soft rot. The […]

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Allison Brehm: Fred Griffee Memorial Award

The Fred Griffee Memorial Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student associated with the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Candidates are evaluated by their research ability, character, and scholarship. Allison Brehm aims to unravel the mysteries behind why animals do what they do, and how that behavior influences their environment. With the guidance of her […]

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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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Alyssa Soucy: Outstanding Master’s Degree Student

The Outstanding Master’s Degree Student Award recognizes a student who has distinguished themselves in all aspects of graduate performance. Alyssa Soucy is the recipient of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture’s Outstanding Master’s Degree Student Award. She is pursuing a M.S. in forest resources. Her advisors are Sandra De Urioste-Stone, associate professor of […]

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