Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule Released

September 19th, 2017 7:04 PM

Click on the link to find the Seminar Flyer FALL 2017





Allyson Eslin selected to participate in the Fulbright Canada Youth Institute on Canada in the World

July 31st, 2017 8:57 AM

As Canada celebrates its 150t​h, ​​Fulbright Canada will bring 20 Canadian and American students to Ottawa and Quebec City for a week of discussion, policy formulation and cultural activities. ​Diplomats, senior government officials, academics, and media will engage students in conversations about the political, social, and economic issues. Students will explore how trends in public diplomacy, media, and Canada-U.S. relations impact Canada’s foreign policy. Students will work together to formulate and publish a policy brief to be sent to the Government of Canada.
(above paraphrased from Fulbright Canada website)

Read more at: http://www.fulbright.ca/activities/canada-150/signature-initiatives/youth-institute-on-canada-in-the-world.html

Klein and Noblet publish in Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports

May 2nd, 2017 7:21 AM

The paper titled Exploring Sustainable Energy Economics: Net Metering, Rate Designs and Consumer Behavior reviews and synthesizes the literature “on residential rate design, net metering and DG costs/benefits. and consumer behavior to understand what progress published literature has made in addressing public policy concerns in these areas.”  The review is motivated by the “increasing adoption of renewable energy distributed generation (DG) and concerns over cost shifts and utility cost recovery” and a need to inform stakeholders about the impacts of alternative rate designs and policies. To read more see: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40518-017-0073-5


SOE students do well at the 2017 Maine Economics Conference

April 30th, 2017 7:25 AM
Undergrad Afton Hupper

Undergrad Afton Hupper

Undergraduate student Angela Hallowell won the Best Undergrad Poster Award and

Grad student Christina Robichaud won the Best Grad Poster Award.

The Maine Economics Conference is an annual event between Bates, Bowdoin and Colby Colleges and the University of Maine

Grad Drew Rosebush

Grad Drew Rosebush

Undergrad Angela Hallowell

Undergrad Angela Hallowell


Grad Christina Robichaud

Grad Christina Robichaud

Grad 'Ross' Anthony

Grad ‘Ross’ Anthony

Undergrad Angela Hallowell and Kaylie Gazura win Cooper Scholarships

April 28th, 2017 11:48 AM

The Cooper Memorial Scholarship supports high performing economics majors who have a focus on international issues.  The scholarship is in memory of Roger Cooper, an SOE alum who was passionate about international service (Roger had served as a Peace Corps Volunteer).  Angela is pictured with Laurie Jackson (Roger’s sister) and Jeff Jones (Roger’s co-worker and friend); Kaylie was unavailable as she completes a year-long study abroad in Spain.

Angela Hallowell cooper award

SOE student accepted into prestigious National Science Foundation summer research experience

April 27th, 2017 6:53 AM

Jacob Wood applied for an Agricultural Economics position as part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Sustainable Bioenergy at the Center for Sustainable Energy at Kansas State University. He will be working with Dr. Elizabeth Yeager in the Department of Agricultural Economics.  He will be leaving on Memorial Day weekend for 10 weeks of research on Agricultural Economics.  As part of his experience he will:

  • Produce an original research project;
  • Participate in field and classroom experiences where you’ll learn about laboratory operations; data analytics; biomass processing; biofuel production; supply chain dynamics; and graduate education;
  • Receive training on conducting research and reporting results; and
  • Participate in organized social events with other REU students, graduate students, and faculty members.

Jacob’s travel and lodging are paid for by the REU and he will receive a hefty stipend.

Jack Brannigan wins top SOE award

April 27th, 2017 6:35 AM

Jack Brannigan won the 2017 Ryan Dana Wright Memorial Award.  The Award is given to the graduating senior who meets the following criteria: excellent scholarship and character, including academic performance, public service, extracurricular and other meritorious activities.IMG_0846

SOE undergrads earn major academic awards at College Banquet

April 27th, 2017 6:28 AM

Afton Hupper, The Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Memorial Prize (Best Graduating Senior)
Afton Hupper of St. George, Maine is an Honors student majoring in ecology and environmental sciences, with a concentration in sustainability, environmental policy and natural resAFTON Awardource management, and a minor in sustainable food systems. Hupper received Second Prize in the 2015 John M. Rezendes Ethics Essay Competition. She was a Sustainable Food Systems Research Collaborative Fellow in the Honors College, and interned with the Orono Economic Development Corporation and Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine. She has presented her research on campus, and at regional and national conferences, participated in the Maine Hunger Dialogue, and volunteered with the Orono Community Garden. Her Honors thesis is: “The Role of CooperatiALLYSON Awardon and Prosocial Behavior in Food Buying Clubs: An Exploratory Study.” Hupper will pursue a master’s degree at UMaine in natural resource economics and policy.


Allyson Eslin, The Wallace C. and Janet C. Dunham Prize (Graduating Senior who Achieved Success While Overcoming Adversity)
Allyson Eslin will receive three bachelor’s degrees in economics, political science and psychology this spring after just four years at UMaine. Here academic prowess has also earned her recognition as the University of Maine’s 2017 valedictorian. Eslin conducted research in each of her majors, including projects focused on sustainability and the environment. She has already began coursework for a dual master’s degree in global policy and economics at UMaine. She later plans to attend law school with the goal of joining the FBI as an analyst or translator. Her career plans also include serving as a legislator.

Dr. Crawley to give keynote address

April 24th, 2017 3:09 PM

Andrew Crawley will be giving a joint keynote presentation (with Dr. Cindy Isenhour in the Department of Anthropology) at the 24th Annual Maine Recycling and Solid Waste Conference in Rockland tomorrow 25th.

Four SOE undergrads accepted into All Maine Women Honor Society

April 24th, 2017 7:20 AM

Mariya Pominov, Abigail Bennett, Sarah Welch and Allyson Eslin were recently inducted into the All Maine Women (AMW) Honor Society.  We are all very proud of them.MP AB SW AE AMW 2017

AMW was founded in 1925. Members of the society are distinguished leaders, scholars, and outstanding female role models, are active in community service, display MAINE spirit, and have the potential for continued service to UMaine. All Maine Women is the highest all-inclusive honor society to which a UMaine woman can belong and AMW are pledged to uphold and promote the ideals, standards and traditions of the University. Members can be distinguished by their special pins, sweaters and small pine trees worn on their right cheeks one day each week. Members are considered the consummate role models for UMaine women.