News & Events

NSFA 2012 Faculty Awards Announced

Two EES faculty members were recipients of the 2012 NSFA Faculty Awards. NSFA Outstanding Public Service Award—2012 Robert J. Lilieholm, E.L. Giddings Associate Professor of Forest Policy School of Forest Resources Rob Lilieholm’s primary focus is on forest economics and policy, important areas in the most heavily forested state in the nation. His commitment to […]

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Laura Wood Wins both 2010 Bickford and Boyle Prizes

The John F. Boyle Prize recognizes the top graduating senior in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program.  This year’s winner was Laura Wood from Scarborough, Maine.  Like Julia McGuire in 2006, Laura also won the Bickford Prize, emblematic of the top student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. Laura’s summer experiences reflect […]

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2009 John F. Boyle Prize

The Boyle Prize is awarded each year to the top graduating Seniors in the EES program.  Endowed by family and friends of John F. Boyle and by EES program faculty members and Alumni, the prize is emblematic of significant academic accomplishment by young environmental professionals.  This year’s Boyle Prize was shared by Mary Beth Parent and Steve […]

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Steve Fletcher Wins 2009 Dunham Prize

EES Senior Steve Fletcher was awarded the Dunham Prize, one of the top awards in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture.   Steve was graduated in May with a B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Concentration in Soil and Water Sciences.  Steve’s advisor was Dr. Sue Erich in the Department of Plant, Soil, and […]

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Laura Wood Named Udall Scholar

We were excited to learn that Laura Wood, Junior from Scarborough, Maine is one of two UMaine students to be named a 2009 Morris K. Udall Scholar.  The Udall Scholarship is the top national recognition for students pursuing environmental studies at American colleges and universities.  Congratulations Laura!

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2008 John F. Boyle Prize

The John F. Boyle Prize is awarded annually to the top graduating Senior in the Ecology & Environmental Sciences Program.  The 2008 winner was Abigail Bline of Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire.  Abby’s concentration in the program is Resource and Environmental Policy and her academic advisor is Professor Mario Teisl of the School of Economics.

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2006 John F. Boyle Prize

April 26,2006 Erica Bickford from Kittery Point, Maine and Julia McGuire of Augusta, Maine were honored with the John F. Boyle Prize.  This award recognizes the top students graduating from the EES program.  Erica and Julia are both members ofPhi Beta Kappa and are in the UMaine Honors College.  Erica’s concentration in EES is Wetland […]

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Julia McGuire – Udall Scholar

Julia (center) with her parents at a reception in Colvin Hall, home of the UMaine Honors College. Julia McGuire, of Augusta, Maine, was awarded a 2005 Morris K. Udall Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship.  These highly competitive national scholarships are awarded to “college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing careers related to […]

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Brooke Halgren – German Study Scholarship

Brooke Halgren, Senior in EES, was awarded a German Study Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service to carry out research for her capstone (in EES and in German) in Germany this spring.  Her project is entitled, “Ernst Haeckel Biologist and Artist:  Contributions to Evolutionary Biology.”  The exchange service, know by its German acronym as the […]

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New Dunham Scholarship Endowed

We are excited to announce that the former Dean of the College, Wallace C. Dunham, and his wife, Janet S. Dunham, have endowed a new scholarship for the EES program through the University of Maine Foundation.  The Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program Scholarship will be awarded to incoming students “…who demonstrate academic […]

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