Student profiles

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Yujin Lee: The international transfer student experience

Yujin Lee from South Korea is an electrical engineering technology (EET) major. Over the course of Lee’s time at UMaine, she has earned the International Presidential Scholarship, Central Maine Power EET Scholarship and the Crowley Family Research & Development Scholarship. She has held internships at global consulting, engineering and construction management firm TRC and at […]

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Sonora Ortiz: Using physics to pull weeds

3D printing, nanotechnology and weeds might not seem like a natural combination. For Sonora Ortiz, though, solving practical farm tasks with advanced technology might just be the key to making agriculture more sustainable.  Ortiz is an undergraduate at the University of Maine whose research focuses on developing artificial weeds using 3D printing and nanocoating technology […]

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Jinyoung Park: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Jinyoung Park of Seongnam-si, South Korea is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Park, a chemistry major, has received International Presidential Scholarships and the Charles A. Brautlecht Scholarship, and a Center for Undergraduate Research Fellowship. For the past three semesters, Park has been collaborating with professor Matthew Brichacek […]

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Tiana Bucknor: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Tiana Bucknor of Milton, Ontario, Canada is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Education and Human Development. She is a kinesiology and physical education major, with a concentration in exercise science. Bucknor, a Presidential Scholar, is the senior captain of the women’s soccer team and a member of the America East Student […]

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Nancy DesJardin: Outstanding Graduating Student

Nancy DesJardin of Winterport, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Division of Lifelong Learning. DesJardin is a university studies major, with minors in anthropology, and peace and reconciliation. Her academic honors include an Adult Degree Completion Scholarship and two American Association of University Women (AAUW) Non-Traditional Women Scholarships. She is a member of […]

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Grace Graham: Outstanding Graduating Student

Grace Graham of Cary, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Maine Business School. She ​is ​major​ing​ in accounting​,​ finance and financial economics. Her numerous awards include a Presidential Scholarship, Maine Society of CPAs Scholarships and the 2021 Maine Business School Faculty Award in Finance. For a year, she was involved in the MBS […]

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Anna Lane: Outstanding Graduating Student

Anna Lane of York, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. She is a double-major in microbiology and biochemistry, and a UMaine Presidential Scholar and UMaine Flagship Award recipient. Her numerous scholarships include the 2021 Liuba De Siervo Merit Scholarship. This past year, Lane received a Frederick […]

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Hua Lin: Outstanding Graduating Student

Hua Lin of Portland, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Engineering. He has earned dual degrees in mathematics and in engineering physics, with a concentration in mechanical engineering. In 2019, Lin received a Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) Fellowship and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Fellowship […]

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Ethan Mathieu: Outstanding Graduating Student

Ethan Mathieu of Sanford, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Education and Human Development. He is a secondary education major with a concentration in physical science. Mathieu is the recipient of the Edward and Barbara McManus Scholarship and the Hervey A. Hanscom Scholarship, and served as treasurer of the Student Maine […]

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Aubree Nygaard: Outstanding Graduating Student

Aubree Nygaard of Brunswick, Maine is the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nygaard is a double-major in computer science and philosophy whose numerous academic awards include the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship and the Roger B. Hill Humanities Scholarship. Since 2019, she has been a developer and student representative in the […]

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