Tag: undergraduate research

Allyson Eslin

Allyson Eslin: Triple major aiming for public office

For University of Maine student Allyson Eslin, one major was not enough. Neither were two. It took three majors — political science, psychology and economics — as well as being a student in the Honors College to fulfill her academic pursuits. The Bangor native, who plans to graduate in 2017, also works as a research […]

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Poliquin meets with human nutrition, food science graduate students

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, who represents Maine’s 2nd District, met with nine University of Maine graduate students on the Orono campus in November. The students are dietetic interns studying human nutrition and food science in the School of Food and Agriculture. They are completing a public policy project as part of their degree requirements. Three […]

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Tyler Carrier

Tyler Carrier: Invertebrate investigator

After Tyler Carrier took a course focused on invertebrates — an animal that lacks a backbone — during his first-year at the University of Maine, he was hooked. Carrier graduated from UMaine in May 2015 with a B.S in marine sciences. His honors thesis explored the interactions between sea urchins and alexandrium — a species […]

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avian haven interns

Alexandra Jimenez and Krystal Poulin: Birds of a feather at Avian Haven

As a young child, Alexandra Jimenez followed around squirrels and cracked open nuts for them. Her desire to help animals is still strong. Today, the University of Maine sophomore from Montville is majoring in animal and veterinary sciences with a pre-veterinary concentration. At UMaine, much of her academic concentration has been on cows and sheep […]

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Pam Wells

Pam Wells: Inquisitive landowner

Pam Wells of Old Town owns more than 1,000 acres of land and wants to know the best way to manage her forest. To do so, she enrolled as a student in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. Already a UMaine alumna, Wells holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology/English that she […]

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Jacob Eddy and Brianne Du Clos: Bees and Barrens

Jacob Eddy of Thompson, Connecticut is a junior at the University of Maine. He will graduate in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology, and a concentration in wildlife science and management. This past summer, Eddy worked with UMaine graduate student Brianne Du Clos, who collaborates with faculty researchers Cynthia Loftin and Frank Drummond. […]

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Zachary Mason

Zachary Mason: Exploring glaciers of the past

When Zachary Mason came to the University of Maine, he was unsure of what field he wanted to pursue. With strong interests in science and math, he joined a variety of clubs to dip his toes into different scientific disciplines.

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lobster claws

Get a grip

Developing a noninvasive procedure to determine the viability of lobsters for shipping was the goal of a recent cross-discipline research project led by a University of Maine undergraduate student. Matthew Hodgkin, a fourth-year animal and veterinary sciences major from Colebrook, Connecticut, developed a method to evaluate lobster livelihood based on claw strength. He collaborated with […]

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