Student profile

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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Angus Koller

Social media spotlight: Angus Koller

Hometown: Monmouth, Maine This summer, a senior chemistry major Angus Koller interned in the American Chemical Society Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry at San Jose State University, and was named the program’s Outstanding Student. “I love chemistry because I’ve always been curious about the world around me, and chemistry gives us an amazing insight into […]

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Sarah Boomer

Social media spotlight: Sarah Boomer

Hometown: Hampden, Maine Sarah Boomer, a senior nursing major who will graduate in December plans to work in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or as a labor and delivery nurse. She hopes to find a job in the Portland or Bangor area. “Nursing is in my blood. My mom is a neonatal nurse practitioner, […]

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Alex Kenney

Social media spotlight: Alex Kenney

Hometown: Scituate, Massachusetts Alex Kenney, a sophomore music education major with a vocal concentration, was born in Vienna, Austria. He’s also lived in Russia and Kazakhstan. This summer, Kenney interned at the Latvian Academy of Culture through the American Latvian Association in Riga, Latvia. “Music has been a part of me my whole life. Ever […]

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Max Mauro

Social media spotlight: Max Mauro

Hometown: Milford, Connecticut Max Mauro is a junior environmental sciences major with a concentration in sustainability, environmental policy, and natural resource management. This summer, when he interned at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration campus in Milford, he shared a bit about working on “The GoPro Project,” which involved monitoring fish activity in the Long […]

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Sarah Wagner

Social media spotlight: Sarah Wagner

Hometown: Westbrook, Maine Sarah Wagner is a rising senior majors in communications and history, and a member of UMaine’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s honor society. This summer, she’s interning with Broadreach Public Relations in Portland. “Communication studies are essentially universal and can be utilized in many different careers. After an […]

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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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