CUGR, Maine Space Grant Consortium announce undergraduate fellowship winners – A. Nolan (Advised by Ellyn Enderlin).

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the MSGC Undergraduate Fellowship winners for summer 2017.

The winners are:

  • James Barry, microbiology, “Identification of Virulence Genes in Group B Streptococcus (GBS),” advised by Melody Neely
  • Nathan Gazey, computer science, “HandWaver,” advised by Justin Dimmel
  • Cassandra Dechaine, bioengineering, “Pharmacokinetics of Bone Regeneration,” advised by Michael Mason
  • Lila Lyons, physics, “Neuronal Innervation Analysis of Metabolic Disease in Relation to Space Travel,” advised by Kristy Townsend
  • Trevor Morin, biochemistry, “Exploring Altered Energy Balance in EtOH-Treated Animals and its Application to Space Exploration,” advised by Kristy Townsend
  • Andrew Nolan, Earth sciences, “Updated Glacier Velocities for the St. Elias Mountains,” advised by Ellyn Enderlin
  • Hussein Sayed, biology, “Controlling 2-pore Potassium Channels with Light: Synthesis and Evaluation of New Photoswitchable Channel Blockers,” advised by Michael Kienzler
  • Daniel Schlabig, electrical and computer engineering, “Optimized Scheduling for Wireless Energy Transfer with Applications in Remote Structural Sensing,” advised by Ali Abedi
  • Austin Steward, bioengineering, “Effects of Liquid Gated Membranes in the PTEE Filtration of Biological Agents,” advised by Caitlin Howell
  • Dakota Sudbeck, bioengineering, “Approximation of Core Body Temperature with Infrared Based Imaging,” advised by Karissa Tilbury

The applications were jointly reviewed and funded — $3,000 each — through the CUGR and MSGC grant review panel.

The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human exploration/space development, and other science- or engineering-related fields.

The awards were presented during the 2017 UMaine Student Symposium on April 24 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

More information about the fellowship and MSGC is on the CUGR website.