2017-18 Academic Year Fellowship Awards
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 2017-2018. 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.
2017-18 Academic Year Creative & Academic Achievement Fellowship Award Recipients
(Student Name, Academic Program, Project Title, Mentor)
- Christopher Albert, Chemical Engineering, Pulp Yield Improvement Via Meerwein-
Ponndorf-Verley (MPV) Reduction, Prof. Thomas Schwartz
- Cole Butler, Civil Engineering, Population models on continuous-valued heterogeneous
landscapes, Prof. David Hiebeler
- Jessica Champagne, Psychology , Maine Understanding Sensory Integration &
Cognition (MUSIC) Project: Can music learning improve cognition in older adults?, Prof.
- Matthew Clark, Chemistry, Examination of the Effects of Processing Parameters on
Bioactive Compounds in Maine Seaweeds, Prof. Barbara Cole
- Daniel D’Alessio, Mathematics, Lacunarity Within Mammograms, Prof. Andre Khalil
- Spencer DeBrock, Zoology, The Effect of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid on Black-legged
Tick Abundance and Lyme Disease Infection Prevalence in Maine, Prof. Allison Gardner
- Amy de Silva, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Lend me your ear: Context
effects on ambiguous idiom comprehension in aphasia, Prof. Christopher Grindrod
- Cara Doiron, Finance, Constructing Identity through the Lens of Fashion, Prof.
- Cody Gigac, Chemical Engineering, Synthesis of a Halo-tag Ligand; for targeted genetic
studies of serotonin receptors, Prof. Michael Kienzler
- Mitchell Harling, Bioengineering, The Metabolic Behavior of M1-Like Macrophages when
Treated with Extracts from Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Prof. Karissa Tilbury
- Cory Johnson, Biology, Effects of Dietary Fats on Brain-Adipose Communication, Prof.
- Angus Koller, Chemistry, Polyphenol Oxidase and Total Phenolic Content in Honeycrisp
Apples Afflicted with Soggy Breakdown, Prof. Barbara Cole
- Chloe Lilly, Biological Engineering, Slippery paper diagnostic devices with agar based
bacterial detection system, Prof. Caitlin Howell
- Calla Williams, Psychology, Women In Leadership: How Leadership Framing and Social
Identity Theory Influence Women’s Leadership Confidence, Prof. Shannon McCoy