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, Faculty Mentor)

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