Graduate students

K–12 students invited to ‘Follow a Researcher’ to Antarctica

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will connect K–12 students in Maine and around the country to UMaine student researchers in the field as part of its Follow a Researcher® program. The program, now in its fourth year, is designed to give students a glimpse into a student scientist’s world by providing live expedition updates and […]

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Grad student researching interactions among bass, other fish as waters warm

In July, University of Maine graduate student Nicole Ramberg-Pihl went to the Kenduskeag Stream in Exeter and Garland in search of smallmouth bass. Accompanying her in the field were Stephen Coghlan, an associate professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology; and undergraduate students Spencer Kelley and Tyson Porter. They collected small young-of-the-year […]

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BDN publishes grad student’s op-ed on women leaders

Allyson Eslin, who is pursuing a dual master’s in economics and global policy at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “When women lead, everyone prospers.” In her piece, Eslin cited Maine NEW Leadership, a weeklong, intensive leadership program offered in June at the University of Maine for 28 college […]

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Ph.D. candidate presents thesis to China Lake Association, Town Line reports

The Town Line reported Betsy Barber, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine, was a keynote speaker at the China Lake Association’s annual meeting on July 22. The meeting marked the group’s 30th anniversary and attracted more than 75 people, according to the article. Barber, who is a graduate student in the Department of Wildlife, […]

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AP reports on new bee-mapping tool for Maine blueberry growers

The Associated Press reported on a new tool developed by University of Maine scientists that allows blueberry growers to learn how many bees they can expect to see around their fields. “BeeMapper” will be unveiled July 19 at Blueberry Hill Farm in Jonesboro as part of the UMaine Cooperative Extension’s annual Wild Blueberry Summer Field […]

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UMaine Ph.D. candidate receives Shackleton Academic Scholarship

University of Maine graduate student Dulcinea Groff has been selected to receive a 2017 Shackleton Academic Scholarship. Groff, a doctoral candidate and NSF IGERT Fellow in ecology and environmental science, is one of five recipients from around the world to receive the annual award. The scholarship is given to graduate students who are pursuing research […]

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Skylar Bayer receives Ph.D. for scallop research at Darling Marine Center

Skylar Bayer, a graduate student in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences, successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Dr. Rick Wahle was her advisor. With a background in deep-sea ecology, Bayer came to the Center in 2011 to study the fertilization and reproductive ecology of commercially important fisheries species. Focusing on […]

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College names its 2017 Outstanding Graduate Students

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine honored eight graduate students for their exemplary achievements during a banquet on April 26. The invitation-only event attracted over 400 university students, staff and friends. These outstanding students include: Brianne Du Clos, The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award The Norris Charles […]

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Elias’ essay on importance of science results in meeting with Congress

Ticks can bite anyone they latch onto — regardless of age, size, gender, nationality…or political affiliation. Thus, everyone is at risk of Lyme disease, says Susan Elias. That’s a message the doctoral student with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences will take to Capitol Hill in May. […]

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