2014 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through a PRE-VUE grant awarded by the President’s Office. Each summer fellowship recipient will receive a $3,000 award for the student to cover costs associated with the project. Congratulations to all fellowship recipients.

2014 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowship Award Recipients

(Student Name, Academic Program, Project Title, Faculty Mentor)

  • Gwendolyn Beacham, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, “Towards understanding Cluster E phage integration and maintenance of lysogeny, advised by Sally Molloy
  • Marissa Bovie, Anthropology, “Landscape evolution and human agency along Croatia’s Adriatic Coast,” advised by Greg Zaro
  • Torey Bowser, Marine Sciences, “Arsenic Exposure of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embryos and the Potential to affect Adult Fish Behavior,” advised by Rebecca Van Beneden
  • Amy Fish, Food and Agriculture, “Evaluation of Persistance Factors in C.pseudotuberculosis,” advised by Anne LichtenWalner
  • Katrina Harris, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, “Identification of Genome and integration Morphology of Mycobacteriophages ChipMunk and EvilGenius,” advised by Keith Hutchison
  • Taylor Merk-Wynne, Mechanical Engineering, “Micromechanical Modeling of Fiber Reinforced Composites,” advised by Snethil Vel
  • Juliana Perieira, Marine Sciences, “Satellite-measured bio-optical measurements of Lagoa dos Patos, Brazil,” advised by Andrew Thomas
  • Julia Sell, Physics, “Platinum-Zirconium Diboride (Pt-ZrB2) Multilayer Thin Film Structures for Sensor Applications in Harsh High Temperature Environments,” advised by Robert Lad
  • Roy Tyler, Psychology, “Activated Microglia in a Mouse Model of Chemo-Brain,” advised by Thane Fremow
  • Danielle Walczak, Communication and Journalism, “Fresh Light: Maine’s Young Small Diversified Farmers Growing Hope in Maine,” advised by Margaret Nagle