Graduate students

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Three graduate students study rockweed, ‘a system of curiosity’

Rockweed is sometimes called an “ecosystem engineer,” because its branched structure alters the surrounding environment, and creates space for other species to find shelter and food. The marine alga also is a valuable source of nutrients and other compounds with commercial purposes. In the past decade, increased harvesting has led to questions about the effects […]

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Maine Public quotes Greenlaw in ‘Maine Things Considered’ report on sweetgrass

Maine Public quoted Suzanne Greenlaw, a doctoral student in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, in a “Maine Things Considered” report on sweetgrass research in Acadia National Park. Wabanaki tribes had unlimited access to all of Maine’s natural resources before the arrival of European settlers. Now the Wabanaki and other nations are working […]

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NOAA Sea Grant and Fisheries announce 2018 joint fellowship recipients

The National Marine Fisheries Service and Sea Grant have awarded one of seven fellowships to University of Maine doctoral student Mackenzie Mazur. The fellowship will support Mazur’s research, conducted under advisers Yong Chen and Teresa Johnson, to develop a management strategy evaluation framework for the Maine lobster fishery in a changing Gulf of Maine. Born […]

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WBOC reports on student researchers collecting data at White Marlin Open

WBOC (Channel 16 in Maryland) reported on University of Maine student researchers collecting data at the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland. Brenda Rudnicky and Riley Austin, graduate students in the School of Marine Sciences, collected different body parts from some of the fish caught during the tournament for research on the diet and […]

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Eos: Earth and Space Science News reports on study by UMaine grad student

Eos: Earth and Space Science News reported on a study led by Amanda Gavin, an ecology and environmental sciences graduate student at the University of Maine. The study investigated the effects of acid rain and climate change on freshwater lakes. The researchers analyzed a subset of high-elevation Maine lakes, which are more sensitive to environmental […]

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Speech pathology graduate students help Special Olympians hear more clearly

Nearly 200 of Maine’s Special Olympics athletes received free hearing screenings on June 9 thanks to 18 University of Maine speech pathology graduate students. Compared to the general population, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities are more likely to experience hearing loss or ear problems, and most are cases undetected or under-treated prior to these […]

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First five MIRTA teams showcase their discoveries

Five discoveries, including one designed to monitor the health of beehives using radar, were showcased by University of Maine faculty-led teams from the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) May 30 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus. The five MIRTA projects are: A high-value, low-cost geoinformatics system to better compile broad-scale […]

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UMaine’s 216th Commencement is May 12

More than 1,650 students, including 34 doctoral degree candidates, are expected to participate in the University of Maine’s 216th Commencement on May 12 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement will be held in two ceremonies, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are ticketed events and live streaming will be available. Tips for attending Commencement, […]

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College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture names outstanding student and faculty award winners

The University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture honored 24 undergraduate students for academic excellence, as well as eight graduate students and three faculty members at its annual celebration of excellence on Wednesday, April 18 at the University of Maine’s Wells Conference Center. Undergraduate student award recipients are: Frank B. & Charles […]

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