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Current Students - Aleita (Lee) M. Burman

Aleita M. Burman
Generalist - Science/Mathematics



  • 1988     A.A.S. Ecology and Environmental Technology, Paul Smiths College
  • 1992     B.S. Natural Resources, Soil & Water Conservation, University of Maine

Advisor: Susan McKay, Professor of Physics and Director, Center for Research in STEM Education

Research: Working with Jon Shemwell and Dan Capps supporting their research into teaching styles and how it relates to scientific inquiry.

Bio: I am a Maine Certified Soil Scientist, New Hampshire Certified Wetland Scientist, and Maine Licensed Site Evaluator. I have worked since 1997 for S.W. Cole Engineering, Inc., a local geo-sciences engineering firm, as a consulting scientist conducting natural resource identification, assessment, and alteration permitting. My title at SW Cole is Senior Wetland Scientist and Ecological Services Team Leader. I also co-own Burman Land & Tree Company with my husband Bill Burman, also a UMaine alumni. We have a son, Henry, who is 12 years old. We enjoy most outdoor activities and spend as much time as we can at our camp in eastern Maine. I sang professionally for many years and occasionally still do studio work for other musicians. I am active in my professional associations and with the Orrington Boy Scouts.


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