SBE Students Receive Outstanding Women in Science Awards

Frank Drummond with students
Minna Mathiasson (left) and Sara Bushmann (right) stand with their advisor, Frank Drummond.

Congratulations to Minna Mathiasson and Sara Bushmann who were recently presented the Outstanding Women in Science awards! The awards ceremony took place at Fogler Library on April 21,2013.  For the undergraduate category, Minna gave a presentation entitled “Impact of Invasive Plant Species on Maine Native Plant-Pollinator Interactions.” For the PhD category, Sara gave a presentation on, “Wild bumblebee diversity and Nosema infection levels associated with low bush blueberry production and commercial bumblebee pollinators”.  Both individuals are advised by Frank Drummond, professor of Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management here at he University of Maine.