2017-18 MSGC Academic Year Undergraduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the MSGC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award Recipients for the Academic Year 2017-2018. Graduate application are still accepted until Dec 1, 2017. Each proposal was reviewed by three reviewers and scored on clarity, research goals and objectives, importance to the field, timeline, budget and faculty commitment letters. The applications were jointly reviewed by the CUGR and MSGC grant review panels and selected projects are awarded at $1000 each. 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. More information about the fellowship and MSGC is on the CUGR website or email cugr@maine.edu.

2017-18 MSGC Undergraduate Award Recipients

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

Daniel Adams, Chemistry, “Detection of Hazard Chemicals using Novel Mixed Copper-Lead Nanoparticles. Applications of Vapochromic Sensing Behavior,” advised by Howard Patterson

Chayton Boucher, Chemistry, “Determination of Catalyst Mechanism Using NMR Spectroscopy,” advised by Brian Frederick

Rebeka Bullard, Biology, “Enhancement of Metallophilic Copper(I)-Platinum(II) Emission by Cationic Substitution in Solid Crystals,” advised by Howard Patterson

Jason Alexander Dignan, New Media, “Huskeh Tech – Mobile Makerspace,” advised by Gene Felice

Emma Lueders, Chemistry , “Synthesis of Copper-doped Bismuth Oxyhalide for Photocatalysis of Harmful Herbicides,” advised by Howard Patterson

Stanley Small, Computer Science, “Counting Peaks in Ice-Core Data,” advised by Sudarshan Chawathe

Abigail Weigang, Biological engineering, “Selective surface modification of paper substrates for controlled-adhesion diagnostic devices,” advised by Caitlin Howell