2018-19 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 Fellowship Award Recipients for the Academic Year 2018-2019. 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 $1,100 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.

2018-19 MSGC Undergraduate Award Recipients

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

Jonathan Roman Bland, Electrical Engineering Technology, “Augmented Coffee Experience”, advised by Nimesha Ranasinghe

Bradley Butler, Biomedical Engineering, “Applying Observational Virtual Reality to Improve Student Learning of Human Musculature”, advised by Nicholas Giudice

Ethan J Poland, Mechanical Engineering, “Biomass Enabled Three-dimensional Porous Nanostructures for High-performance Supercapacitors”, advised by Yingchao Yang

Benjamin Thompson, Engineering Physics, “Nonlinear Heat Conduction Theory”, advised by Aaron Joy

Matthew S. Webber, Chemical Engineering, “Using Copper(I) and Silver(I) Iodide Salts in the Detection of Aqueous Amino Acids Histidine and Cysteine”,  advised by Howard H. Patterson