Student profile

Corrina Oakley

Social media spotlight: Corrina Oakley

Hometown: Bradford, Vermont The rising third-year student majors in marine sciences with a concentration in biology and minors in zoology. This summer, she’s interning with White Shark Africa, a research, conservation and ecotourism company. “The desire to be a young woman in STEM research has always driven me to never stop learning and to never […]

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Laura Paye

Social media spotlight: Laura Paye

Hometown: Westfield, Massachusetts Laura Paye is a rising senior is pursuing degrees in marine science and environmental science. This summer, she’s taking part in the eight-week NASA Student Airborne Research Program. “I spent two weeks in Palmdale, California participating in airborne missions at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. I was on three flights, going all […]

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Barbara Clewley and Martha Gladstone

UMaine doctoral students team up to direct STEM summer camp in Bangor

Barbara Clewley and Martha Gladstone bleed University of Maine blue. The longtime educators both have multiple degrees from UMaine, and are currently pursuing doctoral studies in prevention and intervention studies through the College of Education and Human Development. Gladstone and Clewley met about seven years ago as members of an educational leadership cohort at the […]

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Abby Elkins

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Hometown: Hampden, Maine Abby Elkins is a third-year elementary education student interning with EPSCoR this summer. “I’ve always loved going to school and had a passion for learning. My teachers always inspired me, and I wanted to be able to give back and teach future generations. I love helping others and teaching new things. This […]

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Sara Shelley

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Hometown: Westchester County, New York Sara Shelley is a rising senior wildlife ecology major. She’s considering a career working to conserve endangered species. She wants to spread awareness about the importance of all species and educate the public about ways it can help. Shelley’s a member of the UMaine Dance Team and has taken supplies […]

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Kathleen Brown

Social media spotlight: Kathleen Brown

Hometown: Portsmouth, Rhode Island Kathleen Brown is a rising senior majoring in ecology and environmental sciences. She studied in Greenland and Iceland in spring 2018 through a University of Maine and School for International Training (SIT) scholarship. Brown investigated the ecological impact of invasive flatfish at the University of Iceland’s Research Centre in the Westfjords, […]

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Hope Kohtala

Social media spotlight: Hope Kohtala

Hometown: Poland, Maine Hope Kohtala, a parks, recreation and tourism student, who will graduate in 2019, just spent a semester in Northern Wales. “Living in Northern Wales was an amazing experience for me. It not only opened up new opportunities, such as learning a new language or playing a new sport called Gaelic football, but […]

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Abigayl Novak

Social media spotlight: Abigayl Novak

Hometown: Hampden, Maine Third-year ecology and environmental sciences student Abigayl Novak, who has a dual concentration in ecosystem ecology and sustainability, environmental policy and natural resource management, is a summer lab technician intern in Alicyn Smart’s new Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab. “My passion is for plant physiology with a focus on plant hormones, but in […]

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Emily Lavertu

Social media spotlight: Emily Lavertu

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 goal is to […]

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Logan Sauer

Social media spotlight: Logan Sauer

Hometown: Dumfries, Virginia Logan Sauer, a wildlife ecology student, enjoys being in the wilderness and learning about the world around him and organisms in it. He just returned from a semester in Townsville in Queensland, Australia (where this photo was taken) through International Studies Abroad. “We met an Aboriginal man and went through this whole […]

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