Black Bear profiles

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Kendra Batchelder: An interdisciplinary Ph.D. that was meant to be

Kendra Batchelder never expected that she would end up pursuing an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computational Biomedicine, but in many ways it was the perfect culmination of her winding path through life so far. As Batchelder completes her final year researching mammogram image analysis with professor Andre Khalil, she is looking forward to the ways that […]

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Michael Delorge: Researching recovery 

Michael Delorge may only be in his third year at the University of Maine, but he is already making waves in the world of public health. Delorge will present research about substance use disorder recovery in Maine that he conducted with his peers through a UMaine political science class at the Maine Public Health Association’s […]

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Shafagh Rezaei: Helping Maine Grains grow through marketing internship

Shafagh Rezaei, a MaineMBA student, participated in a summer internship with Maine Grains, which she received through the Innovate for Maine Fellows Program.  Emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, the Innovate for Maine Fellows Program prepares students to collaborate with companies on projects that accelerate company growth. Maine Grains was looking for a marketing intern, and Shafagh’s […]

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Zachary Beaton: Learning ins and outs of management at Sherwin-Williams

Zachary Beaton spent his summer learning the ins and outs of management and sales at Sherwin-Williams.  The rising senior from Hermon, Maine, did more than sell paint. Through job shadowing his managers and sales representatives, Beaton learned what is needed to successfully operate a business. Read Beaton’s full story on the Maine Business School website.  […]

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Makaila Bailey: Continuing the legacy of the Campana elm with cutting propagation

Makaila Bailey of Pittsfield, Maine, a student in the University of Maine Environmental Horticulture Program, is working alongside Bradly Libby, superintendent of the Roger Clapp Greenhouses, Littlefield Garden and the Fay Hyland Botanical Garden, to grow rooted stem cuttings from the historical Campana elm. The elm, which was over 150 years old and sited next […]

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John Cyrus: At 69, finishing the undergraduate degree he always wanted

John Cyrus always said that if he won the lottery, he would start his own research lab to study whatever scientific questions his mind latched onto. He never did land a winning ticket, but Cyrus is finally getting the chance to explore the wonderful world of academic research by returning to the University of Maine […]

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Emily Filiberti: Making international bird connections

University of Maine graduate student Emily Filiberti of Fairfax, Vermont has spent her summer in the woods of Wisconsin tracking forest songbirds. With the guidance of her adviser Amber Roth, assistant professor of forest wildlife management at UMaine, Filiberti is studying the survival rate of the birds using the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, an international […]

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Hunter Praul: Tracking turtles 

Growing up in China, Maine, Hunter Praul said he always had an interest in exploring the outdoors, especially for reptiles and amphibians. He became an Eagle Scout, but even outside of his troop outings, he would find himself in forests, lakes and stream banks looking for frogs, toads, turtles and anything else he could find. […]

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