2016-17 Academic Year Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2016-2017 academic year. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research, and are supported through the Office of the Vice President for Research. Each fellowship provides a $1000 award for the students to help cover costs of the project.

2016-17  Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowship Award Recipients

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

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