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Student Stories: Andrew Goode

The ocean has shaped Andrew Goode. At a young age, he became the first lobsterman in his family. He continues to haul lobsters to this day and that gives him a better understanding of the interconnection between the ocean and society. It’s ultimately what convinced him to study the ocean environment. The many branches of […]

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Student Stories: Ethan Jacob

Ethan Jacob has been part of WaYS since freshman year of high school and participated in a WaYS internship throughout his high school career. He studies forestry at the University of Maine and has an internship working with Brian Roth at the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit. “The most interesting thing that I learned was a […]

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Student Stories: Alexis Ireland

Alexis Ireland has been a part of WaYS since she was a first-year high school student. She held a WaYS internship at the University of Maine through high school, and is now a junior at UMaine studying anthropology.  “I really think that hands-on research is so important because it gives you a chance to get […]

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Student Stories: Aubrey Jane

The close proximity to Maine’s beautiful beaches was just one perk among many that brought Aubrey Jane from Stanhope, New Jersey to the University of New England (UNE). UNE’s renowned reputation for marine science and their Marine Science Center inspired Jane to apply to the university.  Once at UNE, Jane applied to be a SEANET […]

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Student Stories: Susana DeFrank

Susana DeFrank is from the small coastal town of Temecula, California, and is pursuing her degree in marine biology at Maine Maritime Academy.  Over this past summer, DeFrank worked with two professors as a ME EPSCoR undergraduate intern. With these professors, she focused on studying potential predators of soft shell clams in the Northern Bay […]

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Student Stories: Everett Pierce

Everett Pierce’s decision to leave his home state and come to Maine rested in UNE’s known success in marine sciences and their renowned Marine Science Center.  “UNE has offered a very unique opportunity in allowing such depth in undergraduate research,” explains Pierce. “The proximity to the coast as well as the location’s temperate oceans are […]

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Student Stories: Emma Hargreaves

Emma Hargreaves worked in the Bousfield Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Lab over the summer studying and developing recyclable equivalents to plastic food packaging. The lab uses cellulose nanofibers, which Hargreaves explains as being really small paper pulp fibers, along with other recyclable materials, to try and find a combination that works. “I was immediately hands […]

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Student Stories: Abigail Elkins

Growing up, Abigail Elkins spent summers attending camps run at UMaine in Orono. After graduating from high school, she found the familiarity of the campus and her proximity to her family to be a strong determining factor in her decision to stay in the state for college. At the UMaine, Elkins studies Elementary Education and […]

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