2016-17 MSGC Academic Year Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2017 MSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients.

The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human exploration/space development, and other science- or engineering-related fields.

2016-2017 MSGC Graduate Award Recipients

(Student Name, Academic Program, Project Title, Faculty Mentor, NASA Field Center Collaboration/Mentor)

Ahmed Almaghasilah, Electrical Engineering, “Wireless Energy Transfer Scheduling and Outage Modeling,” advised by Ali Abedi

Anne St. Amand, Quantarnary and Climate Change,”El Niño and human adaptation: remote identification of archaeological sites and environmental change,” advised by Dan Sandweiss & Alice Kelley, NASA SSC/ Dr Thomas Sever

Robert Arthur, Chemistry, “Physical Characterization of Bismuth Oxyhalide Photocatalysts,” advised by Howard Patterson

Shawn Brackett, Physics and Astronomy, “Integrated Environmental & Proximity Sensing for UAV Application,” advised by Sam Hess

Lonnie Labonte, Electrical and Computer Engineering, “Wireless Leak Detector,” advised by Ali Abedi

Vincent Lewis, Mechanical Engineering, “Development of a simulated brain using a gel matrix for brain trauma research in astronauts ,” advised by Vincent Caccese

Aaron Nicholas, Chemistry, “Microfabrication Design of Copper-Iodide Nanoparticle Based Sensors for Hostile Chemical Environments,” advised by Howard Patterson

Mark Royer, Computer Science, “A Java class loading extension to support units-of-measurement error detection,” advised by Sudarshan Chawathe