Student profile

Emily Blackwood

Social media spotlight: Emily Blackwood

Hometown: Auburn, Maine Emily Blackwood, a quaternary and climate studies master’s student, received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UMaine in 2015. This past summer she traveled to Peru to excavate and gather information from an archaeological site with UMaine faculty members Daniel Sandweiss, Alice Kelley and Paul “Jim” Roscoe, as well as Bangor attorney […]

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Justin Hafner

Social media spotlight: Justin Hafner

Hometown: Queensbury, New York. Justin Hafner, a senior kinesiology and physical education major, psychology minor and member of UMaine’s swim team is working at the VEMI Lab where he conceived the idea for the Lento Viewer, new technology that shows people’s muscles move in real time as they exercise. The invention has applications for sports, […]

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Zachary Fisher

Social media spotlight: Zachary Fisher

Hometown: Sabattus, Maine Zachary Fisher, a senior music education and vocal performance double degree student, works at the Collins Center for the Arts. Last summer, he was the Marville Young Artist Fellow for the Blue Hill Bach Summer Festival. And, the soloist won the Rossini Club Scholarship Competition in Portland. “For me, music is a […]

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Colin Eimers

Social media spotlight: Colin Eimers

Hometown: Durham, North Carolina Soon after biology major Colin Eimers graduated from Bates College, he began earning his Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in marine sciences at UMaine. He’s researched and documented optimal ocean conditions for young oysters for the Georgetown Aquaculture collaborative of Georgetown, Maine. Eimers appreciates the practicality of the marine diversification project […]

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Jaelee Vanidestine

Social media spotlight: Jaelee Vanidestine

Hometown: Orrington, Maine After graduating with a marine science degree from Maine Maritime Academy,  Jaelee Vanidestine headed to Alaska, where she collected data for commercial stock assessments for the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Seeking additional knowledge and skills, Vanidestine returned to Maine to earn a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree in marine sciences. “I applied […]

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Alex Bromley

Social media spotlight: Alex Bromley

Hometown: Voorhees, New Jersey Alex Bromley, a junior food science and human nutrition major, traveled this past summer to Viterbo, Italy, where she took professor Amy Blackstone’s Sociology of Food course. She engaged in a cross-cultural comparison of social, political, economic and environmental dimensions of food, focusing on contemporary issues, practices and debates in Italy […]

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Grace Smith

Social media spotlight: Grace Smith

Hometown: Holden, Maine Meet Grace Smith of Holden, Maine, who was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina and moved to Maine at age 8. This summer, the junior molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry double major with a minor in computer science, who also is in the Honors College, interned at the Novartis Institute for […]

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William Ramsay and Eben Lenfest

Social media spotlight: Eben Lenfest and William Ramsay

Eben Lenfest, a senior from Smithfield, Maine, majors in mechanical engineering and minors in ocean and marine engineering and robotics. Last summer, as a result of working with assistant professor Andrew Goupee at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, he secured an internship at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He worked on […]

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