Meet Our Students - Nicole Landry
I chose the University of Maine over many other universities because of its comprehensive curriculum and highly-regarded professors. Professors here are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Based on what I have learned so far (and will continue to learn), I am confident that after graduation I will be able to land an Environmental Science job anywhere in the nation.
What has been your favorite class so far?
This semester, my favorite class is Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, a technically-based course. I am learning skills that are directly related to my future career in Natural Resource Management. Conservation Biology and Wetland Delineation were also excellent courses.
Best hands-on experience?
Last fall, I was lucky enough to take Wetland Delineation with Professor Aram Calhoun. This is a field-based course focused on conceptual reasoning as well as the science behind wetland delineation. This summer I will be a research assistant in a project regarding Emerald Ash Borers and Black Ash trees in the New England area.
What do you do when you are not studying?
I keep myself busy working (and playing!) for the Maine Bound Adventure Center where I supervise the climbing wall, rent outdoor gear, and lead trips. I am also a resident assistant for the Department of Residence Life. When I’m not working, you can usually find me behind the New Balance Recreation Center cross-country skiing or with friends, rock-climbing at Maine Bound!
Any words of wisdom for incoming students?
My biggest piece of advice for incoming students is to get involved. You never know who you might meet and what may come out of the experience, so take advantage!
What should prospective students know about EES?
Ecology and Environmental Sciences is a great place for anyone interested in the environmental field to gain the knowledge and experience needed to pursue a meaningful and fun career. The University of Maine is full of helpful and friendly individuals. However this program is, in my opinion, truly the best.