Honors Student Margaret Burns Earns Edith Patch Award

Honors student Margaret Burns was recently selected as the recipient of the Edith Patch Award for the undergraduate level. The Edith Patch Award is given each year to graduate and undergraduate women in acknowledgement of distinguished work that they have done while at the University of Maine and in recognition of their promise for future contribution to the fields of science, agriculture, engineering, or environmental education. The awardees receive a small honorarium, and are invited to deliver a brief presentation about their work at the Annual Earth Day Reception in honor of Dr. Edith Marion Patch.

Members of the Award Committee were impressed by Maggie’s academic talent and motivation, the quality of her research, her collaborative networking efforts and accomplishments, and the impact that her work is sure to have on our environment. Maggie surely continues the tradition of excellence that Edith Patch began, as the first woman scientist at the University of Maine. Maggie, an Ecology and Environmental Science major, plans to graduate this spring and will be attending the University of Colorado at Boulder pursuing a master’s degree in the fall.