2016-17 Academic Year Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Center for Undergraduate Research Academic Year Creative and Academic Achievement Fellowships for 2016-2017. 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 fellowship provides a $1000 award for the student to help cover costs of the project.

2016-17  Academic Year Creative & Academic Achievement Fellowship Award Recipients

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

  • Aaron Bissonnette, (Chemical Engineering), Synthesis of Carbohydrate Chains, Mentor: Matthew Brichacek
  • Abby Bellefleur, (Communication), Mental Health and the Media: Exploring the Relationship between Television Viewing Habits and College Student’s Attitudes toward Mental Health, Mentor: Liliana Herakova
  • Aidan Bauer, (New Media), Escape: A Roguelite Stealth Experience, Mentor: Jon Ippolito
  • Alan Estes, (Theatre), (sign) or A Staged Collection of Experiences in the Deaf Community”, Mentor: Marcia Douglas
  • Brady Andrews, Amelia Reinhardt, Tyler O’keene, (English), English(es) as a Language & Subject, Mentor: Paige Mitchell
  • Catherine Gottwalt, Emma Barnes, (English), Creative and Communicative Integrity, Mentor: Paige Mitchell
  • Christian Zwirner, (Biochemistry), Investigation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor’s Role in Host Response to C. Albicans Infection, Mentor: Sally Dixon-Molloy
  • Christopher Frantz Gilbert, (Psychology), Non-Invasive SleepMove Mattress Used to Detect Cognitive Decline, Mentor: Marie Hayes
  • Christopher J. Carey, (Psychology), The impact of training methodologies on learning categorical representations and their generalizability to novel tasks using rule-based structures., Mentor: Shawn W. Ell
  • Grace Scott, (Chemistry), Phenolic Compounds in Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, Mentor: Angela Myracle
  • Graham Van Goffrier, (Physics), Investigating a Correlation Between Minimal Surfaces and Relativistic String Dynamics, Mentor: Professor Neil Comins
  • Hannah Harling Stefl, (Human Nutrition), Exploring the Nutritional Value of Carrots and Determining Attributes that are Favored by Consumers, Mentor: Angela Myracle
  • Kayla Greenawalt(Ecology & Environmental Science), Identifying Pollen of Native Grasses from the Falkland Islands to Build a Reference Collection, Mentor: Jacquelyn Gill
  • Mackenzie Leigh Tefft, (Psychology), Dyadic Interactions as They Relate to Emotional Adjustment in Adolescents, Mentor: Rebecca Schwartz-Mette
  • Malik Robinson, (Philosophy), Overlapping Otherness: A Phenomenological Exploration of Black Homophobia, Mentor: Kirsten Jacobson
  • Meaghan Delcourt, (Psychology), The Pathway from Nonsuicidal Self-Injury to Suicidal Ideation: Investigating the Role of Depressive Rumination and Heart Rate Variability, Mentor: Emily Haigh
  • Nat Midura, Cara Morgan, Molly Masters, (Civil and Environmental Engineering, English, English), Intertextual Binaries among CLAS and STEM Ideologies, Mentor: Paige Mitchell
  • Samuel Landry, (Chemical Engineering), Microfluidic mixer for studying nanoparticle formation, Mentor: Scott Collins
  • Sarah Courtright, (New Media), Four Hellhounds of the Apocalypse, Mentor: Jon Ippolito
  • Silvia Guzman, (New Media), Deconstruction of Stereotypes and Biases Manufactured by the Media to Create a More Conscious Society, Mentor: Mike Scott
  • Trevor LeGassie, (New Media), Project Dismay, Mentor: Mike Scott
  • William Patrick Breeding(Bioengineering), Photocatalysis of Atrazine by various Bismuth Oxyhalides: Rates, Mechanisms, and Byproducts, Mentor: Howard H. Patterson