UMSS Student Profiles 2023

Emilie Case posing at a desk bearing books and three monitors showing graphs and data.

UMSS23 Student Profile: Emilie Casey

Emilie Casey came to UMaine planning to focus on geology, but after connecting with one of their professors, glaciology is becoming a much larger part of their academic life. “I came to UMaine with a bright passion for Earth Sciences, eager to use my resources and apply myself. I think my professor picked up on […]

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Hanna Brooks, posing in a laboratory, holding up samples.

UMSS23 Student Profile: Hanna Brooks

Though she had always been good at science and interested in the natural world, it was a long while before Hanna Brooks thought of herself as a scientist. It wasn’t until a casual conversation during her sophomore year at Virginia Tech that led to her studying rock samples in Greece, that she first owned the […]

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Seth Ashby, seated at a counter, looking through a microscope.

UMSS23 Student Profile: Seth Ashby

For Seth Ashby, his chosen field of research was most interesting to him due to its unique nature. “The idea that we can work backwards to see what isn’t needed, to figure out what is essential, is fascinating.” Ashby is working alongside Dr. Suzanne Angeli, assistant professor in the Molecular and Biomedical Department, to study […]

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Ainslie Allen with Dr. Caitlin Howell

UMSS23 Student Profile: Ainslie Allen

While looking for a job on campus during her freshman year, Ainslie Allen happened to listen to a presentation given by Dr. Caitlin Howell and the rest, as they say, is history. Allen has been working in Dr. Howell’s lab ever since and has “enjoyed every minute of it.” Allen says “working with Dr. Howell […]

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Madeline Howorth

UMSS23 Student Profile: Madeline Howorth

For undergraduate Madeline Howorth, research is in her blood. The Center for Undergraduate Research AY2223 fellowship award winner remembers watching her mother study, do homework and perform research. “Growing up in Pennsylvania as my mom pursued her PhD studies full-time, I was constantly surrounded by eager education faculty, used textbooks, and an endless supply of […]

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Student Nicholas Tiner, taking water samples from Frenchman Bay

UMSS23 Student Profile: Nicholas Tiner

For Nicholas Tiner, getting involved in research at UMaine “presented an opportunity to make a positive difference, even if just a small one.” He received a Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) Fellowship award for summer 2022, saying “a lot of CUGR recipients work on projects that strive to make the world a bit better. […] […]

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