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Social media spotlight: Emily Lavertu

June 20, 2018 Hometown: Frenchville, Maine Food science and human nutrition student Emily Lavertu is on a mission to help others with Type 1 diabetes like herself. She is the junior camp coordinator at Cary Medical Center’s Camp Adventure, a camp for Type 1 diabetics ages 13–17. Emily plans to graduate in 2020, and her […]

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Social media spotlight: Emma Fournier

May 24, 2018 Hometown: Turner, Maine In May, after just three years of college, Emma Fournier earned a degree in biology with a concentration in pre-medical studies. She teamed with assistant professor Allison Gardner to identify regions in Maine most vulnerable to Lyme disease and to explore if dogs are sentinels for Lyme disease transmission. […]

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Social media spotlight: Christian Zwirner

May 8, 2018 Hometown: Windham, Maine Christian Zwirner is a biochemistry major and Spanish minor. The former president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will graduate in December 2018. The Senior Skull vice president’s research in Rob Wheeler’s lab focused on the fungus Candida albicans, which annually causes several thousand deaths due to hospital-acquired infection. He […]

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Duc Ngoc Hong Nguyen: Outstanding Graduating International Student

April 25, 2018 What difference has UMaine made in your life and in helping you reach your goals? The scholarship that I received from UMaine has certainly allowed me to get a quality education, and I am very grateful for that. Besides that, many classes here have well prepared me academically to enter my graduate […]

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WVII, WABI report on biomedical engineering capstone projects

WVII (Channel 7) and WABI (Channel 5) reported on senior capstone projects created by biomedical engineering students at the University of Maine. The students showed off their projects ahead of the 2018 UMaine Student Symposium. One group worked with mechanical engineering technology students to develop a soft, wearable robotic system to assist older adults or […]

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Social media spotlight: Isaiah Mansour

Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut I’m a marine science major with a dual concentration in marine biology and aquaculture, and for two years I was vice president of student entertainment. I enjoy playing music, reading, meditation and being outside. I’m researching human pharmaceutical uses of marine invertebrates. I’ve always been fascinated by marine life and how marine […]

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Students’ biomedical engineering spinoff company receives VentureWell funding

A group of biomedical engineering graduate students at the University of Maine has been selected by nonprofit VentureWell to receive funding and training to develop their medical simulation startup. The students are receiving a $5,000 grant to help build their spinoff company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC. As part of their senior capstone, the students developed a […]

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