A Look Back: Edith Patch, UMaine’s First Female Entomologist

Edith Patch PhotoEdith Patch, head of the University of Maine entomology in the early 1900s, was profiled recently by the UMaine News. Jennifer Lund, a recipient of the School of Biology and Ecology 2015 Edith Patch Award, was interviewed for the article.

“I am so very honored to win an award that is named after such a phenomenal female entomologist and scientist,” said Lund.  “I often think about how my research here has been influenced by all the entomologists that have come before me but especially Edith Patch who paved the way for female entomologists at the University of Maine so early in the university’s history.”

Read the full story here.