Graduate students

Nadir Yildirim

NSF Awards UMaine Grads $225,000 to Create Eco-Friendly Thermal Insulation Foam Board

An Orono-based company founded by two University of Maine graduates has been awarded $224,996 from the National Science Foundation to create a prototype for the first completely eco-friendly thermal insulation foam board. Nadir Yildirim, a graduate of UMaine’s innovation engineering program and current Ph.D. student in the Wood Science and Technology Program in the School […]

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2015 NSFA Graduate Student Awards

The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award—Kaitlyn O’Donnell Kaitlyn O’Donnell is a master’s degree student in entomology who is investigating the recent outbreak of the invasive winter moth, which has been causing severe defoliation of native tree species in southern coastal Maine. Kaitlyn’s advisor says that she is a bright and dedicated student and has […]

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NSFA 2014 Graduate Student Awards

The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award—Shannon Chapin Shannon Chapin is a master’s degree student in ecology and environmental sciences who is investigating various factors that affect native bee populations in Maine’s wild blueberry barrens. Shannon’s research is part of a multistate, multidisciplinary study of factors potentially affecting pollination of bee-pollinated crops in the Northeast, […]

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NSFA 2013 Graduate Student Awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s graduate student awards. The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award—Matthew Jones Matthew Jones is a master’s degree student in ecology and environmental science who is investigating how farm management and surrounding landscape variables affects the actions of beneficial insects in lowbush […]

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NSFA 2012 Graduate Student Awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s graduate student awards. The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award—Vanessa Coats Vanessa Coats is a Ph.D. student in biochemistry and molecular biology who is investigating the invasive plant Japanese barberry. Vanessa’s research is breaking new ground by using high-throughput gene sequencing […]

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NSFA 2011 Graduate Student Awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s graduate student awards. The Norris Charles Clements Graduate Student Award Venura Herath is a Ph.D. student in biological sciences who is working to increase our understanding of the cellular and molecular processes that allow plants to respond to low-temperature stresses. His […]

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