Alex Bajcz, a Ph.D. student advised by Frank Drummond, has been selected for the prestigious Correll Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. The Correll Fellowship includes a 12 month stipend of $19,500, a tuition waiver of up to 19 credits and full health insurance during the 2013-2014 academic year.
While the Faculty Council was impressed by all of the nominees for the Correll Award, Alex’s academic achievements at UMaine as well as his research goals were exceptional. In his nomination letter in support of Alex, Frank Drummond wrote, “He is the kind of student that as faculty we all love to mentor. Alex’s research is innovative and has both strong basic and applied components. He is interested in plant ecology as it relates to evolutionary tradeoffs that plants must balance in their strategies for investments of resources towards reproduction and vegetative growth. He has spun this question so that it has a strong pollination ecology component, an area that is a major focus of my research…Alex is a very strong student. I am impressed with his talents and I enjoy his intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm. I have no doubt that he will represent the EES Graduate program and UMaine at the highest level.”