2018 MSGC Summer Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2018 Summer 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.

2018 MSGC Summer Graduate Award Recipients

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

Mason A. Crocker, Microbiology, “Development of High-throughput Analyses for Viruses with Reactivation Potential During Space Travel,” advised by Melissa Maginnisl

Cody Emerson, Biology, “Celestial Navigator,” advised by Justin Dimme

Kayla Marquis, Biomedical Engineering, “Reducing Bacterial Adhesion in Space Systems Using Vascular Systems,” advised by Caitlin Howell

Erin McConnell, Quaternary and Climate Studies, “Calibrating ice core, weather station, and NASA MODIS ice surface temperature records to analyze atmospheric variability in the St. Elias, Yukon, Canada,”  advised by Karl Kreutz

Robert Morefield, Zoology, “Alternative therapies for the treatment of parasites in closed recirculating systems,” advised by Vincent Caccese