EES Graduate Students Receive Awards

EES graduate students have been receiving some well-deserved recognition. The Center of Undergraduate Research (CUGR) hosted its annual symposium at the Bangor Cross Insurance Center April 10. Graduate students Jennifer Smith-Mayo, Rafa Tasnim and Joe Mohan won the Graduate Interdisciplinary Research Poster Award. Isaac Sheppard and Catherine Hamley received Chase Distinguished Research Fellowships, which are awarded by the Graduate School.

EES students were also recognized at the Edith Patch award ceremony held April 28 at the University Club. Christine Conte, a Master’s Degree student was recognized for her research, which focuses on the relationship between forest management practices and Lyme Disease transmission.  Melissa Flye, Megan Hess, Emma Fox, and Sonja Birthisel were distinguished nominees.

Two students were recognized by the Mitchell Center. Emma Fox received the Outstanding Mentorship of a Student Award for her work with students on the NEST Future of Dams project. Parker Gassett, a Master’s student in Marine Policy and Marine Biology, was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability Research by a graduate student, for work on the Ocean and Coastal Acidification in Maine project

Congratulations to all the students!