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Ryan Dawes – Winter 2010
Ryan Dawes – Winter 2010
Undergrad part of innovative lobster research
Katherine O’Flaherty – Fall 2010
Katherine O’Flaherty – Fall 2010
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, another storm erupted, this one over the use of the term “refugee” to refer to those displaced by the devastation. The discourse didn’t surprise historian Katherine O’Flaherty, who had been studying past United States immigration policies for her graduate degrees.
Rachel Hathaway – Summer 2010
Rachel Hathaway – Summer 2010
Last summer, in a country where nearly half the population of 135 million lives in poverty, Rachel Hathaway solidified her commitment to a career devoted to human rights advocacy. She plans to do it using microfinance.
Derek Hardy – April 2010
Derek Hardy – April 2010
Derek Hardy was set to go to London for Study Abroad. But the Olympics changed his mind.
Amy Smith – May 2010
Amy Smith – May 2010
Amy Smith of Lincolnville, Maine, is the valedictorian of the Class of 2010 at the University of Maine. She will graduate May 8 with a bachelor's degree in history.
Steven J. Butterfield – May 2010
Steven J. Butterfield – May 2010
"I'm a nontraditional senior. I transferred from George Washington University in spring '04 and took classes for a year, then took some time off and resumed coursework this past fall."
Veronique Fleury – May 2010
Veronique Fleury – May 2010
"In my four years playing for UMaine, I was a forward. I've been playing soccer since I was 6. It's the only sport I play. It's always been my passion."
Jonathan Pelletier and Aaron Perreault – Spring 2010
Jonathan Pelletier and Aaron Perreault – Spring 2010
Sophomores Jonathan Pelletier and Aaron Perreault were selected for early acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance Program.
Brittany Gilman and Stephanie Allard – Winter 2009
Brittany Gilman and Stephanie Allard – Winter 2009
Most students describe their summer vacation in one word: cool. But Brittany Gilman and Stephanie Allard really mean it.
James Gilmore – Fall 2009
James Gilmore – Fall 2009
The first time James Gilmore visited the Foster Student Innovation Center, the staff there asked him a single question: What do you want to do with your life?
Jeannine Campbell – Fall 2009
Jeannine Campbell – Fall 2009
Jeannine Campbell was 12 when her youngest brother was born. Within a year and a half, he became the inspiration for what is becoming her life’s work.
Jessica Long – Fall 2009
Jessica Long – Fall 2009
As the Maine Public Policy scholar from the University of Maine, Jessica Long spent the last academic year researching nutrition guidelines in public schools.
UMaine Engineering’s Human-Powered Submarine
UMaine Engineering’s Human-Powered Submarine
The Beatles may have all lived in a yellow submarine, but the gray submarine created by University of Maine mechanical engineering students only seats one.
Ogheneovo “Ovo” Dibie – March/April 2009
Ogheneovo “Ovo” Dibie – March/April 2009
Last summer, Ogheneovo "Ovo" Dibie scored an internship with Apple, building the databases that help make the popular media player better.
Michael Browne and Benjamin Freedman
Michael Browne and Benjamin Freedman
Houston, we don't have a problem. In fact, if Michael Browne and Benjamin Freedman have anything to do with it, we may have a solution.
Samantha Bond and Jeremy Bender
Samantha Bond and Jeremy Bender
Two University of Maine sophomores have received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.
Michael Parker and Laura Wood
Michael Parker and Laura Wood
Two University of Maine students have received the Morris K. Udall Scholarship.
UMaine New Media Students to Debut Friend Finder Technology at Feb. 11 event
UMaine New Media Students to Debut Friend Finder Technology at Feb. 11 event
New Media students at the University of Maine have developed technology that allows those looking for love, friendship or business connections to do just that.
Sarah Fortin – May/June 2009
Sarah Fortin – May/June 2009
UMaine civil engineering undergraduate Sara Fortin uses a thermal imaging camera to see where heat is leaking from the 200 buildings on campus.
Paul Smitherman –  May / June 2009
Paul Smitherman – May / June 2009
With the installation of a radio frequency monitoring station on the roof of UMaine's Bennett Hall, the students hope to eavesdrop on the clicks and beeps common to radio astronomy.
Aya Mares and Mimi Killinger – March / April 2009
Aya Mares and Mimi Killinger – March / April 2009
Aya Mares and Mimi Killinger embark on a collaborative research project at the University of Maine to explore the variety of ways that art can help people — from therapy to activism.
Megan McPhee – January / February 2009
Megan McPhee – January / February 2009
Meghan McPhee, president of the UMaine Horticulture Club and the campus chapter of PLANET, was one of eight student ambassadors selected to attend this year's Green Industry Conference in Louisville, KY.