Undergraduate students

Student discovers new wasp species, AP reports

The Associated Press reported University of Maine student Hillary Morin Peterson discovered a new species of wasp. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said Peterson discovered the species, which doesn’t sting, while conducting work for her thesis. The Brunswick resident named the wasp Ormocerus dirigoius, in tribute to Maine’s motto, “Dirigo,” which means “I […]

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Food Science Club visits Ocean Spray headquarters

Students in the University of Maine’s Food Science Club took their learning on the road to learn about cranberry growing and processing from Ocean Spray. The graduate and undergraduate students visited the company’s headquarters in Middleborough, Massachusetts. There, they were greeted by Dr. Brianna Hughes, an associate manager of product development and UMaine alum. The […]

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Nursing student, ROTC cadet, field hockey player featured on WABI

Lydia Gavner, a nursing student at the University of Maine, was featured on WABI (Channel 5). Gavner also is a member of the UMaine field hockey team and a cadet in the UMaine Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). “I have a list of priorities. Obviously I can’t play field hockey if I don’t have […]

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Drew Brooks: Microbiology, music double major on track for medical school

Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine, came to the University of Maine with a goal of becoming a medical doctor. As a sophomore, Brooks already has been accepted to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical Center (MMC) […]

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First-year students take the plunge at marine sciences boot camp

Boot Camp 2017 marked the fifth year of a popular three-day orientation program for first-year students in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. Thirty first-year marine science students spent time in, on and under the water with faculty and staff who will be their instructors at UMaine. Held the week before the beginning […]

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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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