2018 Summer MSGC Undergraduate Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 MSGC Summer Research Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research. The center’s advisory committee selected 12 proposals from 45 student submissions to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester, provided by MSGC.

2018 MSGC Summer Undergraduate Award Recipients

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

Charles Alexandre-Roy, Biological Engineering, “Improving Cellular Uptake of Gold Nanoparticles,” advised by Michael Mason

Ashleigh Beaulieu, Psychology, “Using Mouse Behavioral Assays to Detect Differences in Olfactory Bulb Neurogenesis,” advised by Kristy Townsend

Cameron Fudge, Biology, “Regulation of Energy Balance by Hypothalamic Tanycyte Populations,” advised by Kristy Townsend

Emma Garner, Biology, “Sympathetic Nerve Plasticity in Adipose Tissue,” advised by Kristy Townsend

Joshua Hamilton, Biomedical Engineering, “Engineering a Biodegradable CNF Pad for IDEXX SNAP Tests,” advised by Michael Mason

Joseph Haney, Computer Science, “Locomotion within Immersive Rendered Environment,” advised by Justin Dimmel

Peter Larson, Civil and Environmental Engineering, “The Emergent Risks of Food Waste Recovery: Characterizing the Contaminants in MSW Organics from Different Sources,” advised by Jean MacRae

Jonathan Maurer, Marine Sciences, “Gulf of Maine Sea-Surface Temperature During the Past 6,000 Years: Is Modern Warming Anomalous?” advised by Katherine Allen

Emily Miller, Marine Sciences, “Investigating the Relationship Between Southern Ocean Temperature Change and Iceberg Melting Around Antarctica,” advised by Ellyn Enderlin

Joshua Passarelli, Biology, “The Role of Adult Neural Stem Cells in Metabolic Control,” advised by Kristy Townsend

Brynn Yarbrough, Marine Sciences, “Science Communication through Art and Neural Networks,” advised by Nishad Jayasundara

Caitlin Young, Biological Engineering, “Quantifying the Effects of Raman Laser Exposure on Osteoblasts Containing Gold Nanoparticles,” advised by Michael Mason