2017-18 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 2018 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.

The focus of proposed projects must be aligned with the research priorities of NASA’s Earth and space science strategic enterprises. Selected projects will be awarded $6,000 each.

2017-2018 MSGC Graduate Award Recipients

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

Francis Barnes, Chemistry, “Microfabrication Design of Heterometallic Nanoparticles Based Sensors for Hostile Chemical Environments,” advised by Howard Patterson

Alison Chase, Oceanography, “Phytoplankton size and community composition on broad oceanic scales: development and application of methods using high spectral resolution optical data,” advised by Emmanuel Boss, NASA GSFC/Dr. Ivona Cetinic

Adrianne Lovuolo, Civil and Environmental Engineering, “Mixing Disturbance: The interrelationship between atmospheric rivers and lake water quality in Maine,” advised by Shaleen Jain, NASA JPL/Dr. Bin Guan

Matthew Moyet, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, “Synthesis and Characterization of Copper-doped Bismuth Oxyhalides for use in Photocatalysis of Harmful Organic Pollutants,” advised by Howard Patterson

Aaron Nicholas, Chemistry, “Development of Optical Memory Based Systems using Copper(I) and Silver(I) Organic Frameworks for Applications in Deep Space Information Technologies,” advised by Howard Patterson