Undergraduate students

Environmental horticulture student interns at California berry farm

Dylan Hendrickson, a senior majoring in Environmental Horticulture, put his education to work this summer at Driscoll’s, a fourth-generation family berry business in Corralitos, California. Hendrickson grew young plants in both a tissue culture lab and an outdoor nursery setting.  He worked on research projects including exploring the effects of salts, plant hormones and gelling […]

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Three undergraduates gain early admission to Tufts University School of Medicine

Three University of Maine undergraduates have received early acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Trevor Morin, a microbiology major from Scarborough, Maine; Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine; and Austin Steward, a bioengineering major and Honors College student from Colebrook, New Hampshire, […]

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Environmental horticulture student illustrates the beauty of nature

Rachel Alexandrou, a senior in the Environmental Horticulture program, has been completing her degree’s field experience requirement by working with the Damariscotta River Association (DRA) as their resident artist this summer. As part of the ecology and science-focused Kids Camp, she led a drawing workshop with children ages 5-11 teaching them how to focus on […]

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Koplovsky earns scholarship to become certified paramedic

Aiden Koplovsky of Duxbury, Massachusetts, an advanced EMT with County Ambulance of Ellsworth, Maine and University Volunteer Ambulance Corps at the University of Maine, has been awarded a ZOLL EMT Scholarship to become a certified paramedic. The UMaine zoology pre-med major is one of 11 recipients selected nationwide. Aiden Koplovsky “Mr. Koplovsky has demonstrated his […]

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Sun Journal interviews Rogers about internship with Migrant Education Program

Casey Rogers, a rising senior at the University of Maine, shared her experience as a summer intern with the Maine Department of Education Migrant Education Program, with the Sun Journal. ​The Farmington native who majors in social work has been traveling to meet migrant workers harvesting broccoli in Aroostook County. “It was still just so amazing […]

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Jessima Ranney: Exploring spectacular coral wildernesses with SEA Semester

University of Maine senior Jessima Ranney is sailing with SEA Semester on a scientific research voyage to the remote Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Ranney is one of 24 undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities conducting research to contribute to a growing data set of this largely understudied region. Little is known about the […]

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Marine biology, aquaculture major speaks with Mainebiz about STEM jobs

Isaiah Mansour, a double major in marine biology and aquaculture at the University of Maine, spoke with Mainebiz for an “Inside the Notebook” column titled “Where will Maine’s STEM students go to work?” The author recently talked with Kevin Strange, president of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, about entrepreneurship and STEM education in the state. […]

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