Friends Events Spring 2015
Edith Patch Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, 19 April 2015
University Club, Fogler Library
The Fogler Library Friends will again collaborate with the Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch to host the annual Earth Day Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Patch, which honors the accomplishments of the next generation of women in science at the University of Maine.
This spring's event will be held on19 April in the University Club.
Dr. Patch was the first woman scientist employed by the University of Maine. She earned professional renown for her work as an agricultural entomologist. She as one of America’s earliest environmental advocates, calling for reduction in chemical pesticide use a generation before Rachel Carson. The Edith Patch award is given each year to outstanding undergraduate and graduate women at the University of Maine, in acknowledgement of distinguished work that they have done here, and in recognition of their promise for future contribution to the fields of science, agriculture, engineering, or environmental education.
Edith Patch awardees for 2014 included:
Evelyn Fairman, Bachelor’s Degree Program, Honor’s College and School of Engineering; majoring in Chemical Engineering with a research focus on chemical means of preventing agglomeration of nonocellulose during drying.
Shannon J. Chapin, Master’s Degree Program, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture with a research focus on special relationships between nesting and foraging resources used by native bees.
Erin Roche, Master’s Degree Program, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture with a research focus on nitrogen fertility and crop rotation effects on organic break wheat production.
Marissa Giroux, Bachelor’s Degree Program, College of Natural resources, Forestry and Agriculture.
Audrey Maddox, Bachelor’s Degree Program, College of Natural Resources, Forestry and Agriculture.
Sabrina Vivian, Bachelor’s Degree Program, Honors College and College of Natural Resources, Forestry and Agriculture
For more information, contact Gretchen Gfeller at 581-1696
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