2018 Director’s Award Recipients Announced

We celebrated the hard work and dedication of students, faculty, and staff on April 27th during our annual Director’s Award ceremony. These awards, given by Executive Director Dr. Habib Dagher, recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the work of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center and who enhance our ongoing mission of research, education, and economic development.

2018 Director’s Award Recipients

Undergraduate students:

  • Erica Bertolaccini
  • Amy Franklin
  • Matthew Ireland
  • Samuel McDonald
  • Jordan Scoville

Graduate students:

  • Philip Bean
  • Justin McDermott
  • Benjamin Smith
  • Jacob Ward


  • James Anderson
  • Doreen Boutin
  • Dr. Joshua Clapp
  • Russell Edgar
  • Nick Fitzpatrick
  • Benjamin Herzog
  • Kimberley-Mae Mentus
  • Cody Sheltra
  • Philip Walden
  • Matthew Fowler

Appreciation Award:

  • Joshua Plourde


  • Dr. William Davids
  • Dr. Roberto Lopez-Anido
  • Dr. Masoud Rais-Rohani

Director’s Award Internal Poster Competition:

  • 3rd Place: Benjamin Smith
  • 2nd Place: Jacob Ward
  • 1st Place: William West