The Michael Wilson Scholars Program at the University of Maine at Farmington has named seven outstanding student researchers as Scholars for this spring.
Established in 2006, the Wilson Selective Program connects students directly with faculty mentors to promote the highest level of scholarship as students explore dynamic local, national and international research topics, according to a press release from the Institute. university.
Fellows this semester include Isabelle King of Yarmouth; Daniela Lilly Rodiles of Farmington; York’s Drew Monteith; Emily Moore of Epsom, New Hampshire; Maxen Ryder of Portland; Nik Shultz of Attleboro, Mass.; and Miles Stevens from Norway.
The program names scholarship students twice a year, including Semester Scholars and Year-Long Scholars. Student researchers are individually sponsored by the faculty and supported at every stage of their research. These faculty mentors help with proposal development, research methodology, project presentation, and ongoing monitoring of pre-professional and post-graduate opportunities.
The spring Michael Wilson Scholars will join those selected in the fall to present their projects at the next day of the University Symposium, a series of research presentations that highlight students’ scholarly work. This year, the UMF symposium day was held on April 20 at different locations on campus.
“Congratulations to the outstanding scholars this semester. Their in-depth scholarly work and creative endeavors not only broaden their educational experience, but also enrich the campus-wide student experience,” said UMF President Edward Serna.
Spring 2022 Wilson Scholars
Isabelle King from Yarmouth is a junior majoring in Secondary Education, English, King has created a mixed media work including a collection of poetry exploring the visible and invisible world of anxiety. Kristen Case, professor of English at the UMF, is the godmother of the faculty.
Daniela Lilly Rodiles of Farmington is an English and International and Global Studies major, Rodiles has created a translation of Elise Cowen’s poetry titled “The Eclipsed Poet of the Beat Generation”. Case is the faculty sponsor.
Drew Monteith from York is a senior visual arts graduate, Monteith self-produced a short film which focuses on how men discuss their feelings. Dawn Nye, associate professor of art and new media at UMF, is the faculty sponsor.
Emily Moore from Epsom, New Hampshire, is a second-year performing arts student. Moore wrote a piece of music for a wind quintet and cello that tells the story of his late grandfather. Aaron Wyanski, an assistant professor of music composition at UMF, is the faculty sponsor.
Maxen Ryder from Portland is a senior specializing in creative writing, Ryder wrote a novel called “The Plague Runners”. Lewis Robinson, assistant professor of creative writing at UMF, is the faculty sponsor.
Nik Shultz of Attleboro, Massachusetts, is a senior specializing in creative writing, Shultz has created a collection of poetry and study focusing on the history and creation of queer monster media. Misty Krueger, associate professor of English at UMF, is the faculty sponsor.
Miles Stevens from Norway is a senior majoring in Individualized Studies with a concentration in English, Stevens has created a project exploring his Sami heritage. Stephen Grandchamp, UMF Assistant Professor of Literature and Digital Humanities, is the faculty sponsor.