Faculty awards

Strout, Kruetz named presidential award winners

The University of Maine awarded two of its three top faculty honors to College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture faculty this year. Kelley Strout, associate professor and director of the School of Nursing, and interim associate dean of health science in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, received the Presidential Public Engagement […]

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Amy Engler Booth: Outstanding Public Service Award

The Outstanding Public Service Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to the University of Maine’s mission of service—disseminating university resources into the community.  No matter the miles or pandemic safety measures, Amy Engler Booth strives to provide audiology care to patients who need it most.  The staff audiologist and lecturer in the Department of […]

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Mehdi Tajvidi: Outstanding Research Award

The Outstanding Research Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to their profession and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship.  Cellulose nanofibrils are miniscule. You would need 100,000 to cross the width of a single human hair. In the lab of Mehdi Tajvidi, Ph.D., these tiny structural building units of wood hold tremendous potential.  The associate […]

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Lynn Atkins: Outstanding Teaching Award

The Outstanding Teaching Award honors faculty who demonstrate their commitment to teaching and ability to deliver an excellent undergraduate learning experience. Much like the clay students mold in her Human Anatomy course, Lynn Atkins aims to make a lasting impression on the minds of her students.  “A year after my course is over, what will […]

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Portrait of Jacquelyn Gill

Gill named 2020 recipient of Outstanding Public Service Award

The Outstanding Public Service Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to the University of Maine’s mission of service—disseminating university resources into the community. It is among the most prestigious faculty awards bestowed by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. With every tweet, podcast, blog post and press interview, Jacquelyn Gill breaks down […]

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Portrait of Brian McGill

McGill named 2020 recipient of Outstanding Research Award

The Outstanding Research Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to their profession and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship. It is among the most prestigious faculty awards bestowed by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. When it comes to ecology, Brian McGill thinks big. The professor of biological sciences studies biodiversity on grand […]

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Portrait of Kelly Jaksa

Jaksa named 2020 recipient of Outstanding Teaching Award

The Outstanding Teaching Award honors faculty who demonstrate their commitment to teaching and ability to deliver an excellent undergraduate learning experience. It is among the most prestigious faculty awards bestowed by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. With an open door, heart and mind, Kelly Jaksa models the social work values she teaches […]

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Saros receives 2019 Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award

Jasmine Saros, professor of paleoecology in the School of Biology & Ecology and associate director of the Climate Change Institute, was selected to receive the 2019 Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award. The University of Maine also awarded Susan McKay, RiSE Center director and professor of physics, with the 2019 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award […]

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