2018-19 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.


2018-19 MSGC Graduate Award Recipients

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

Alison Chase, Oceanography, “Phytoplankton community composition on broad oceanic scales: development and application of methods using high spectral resolution optical data”, advised by Dr. Emmanuel Boss and Dr. Lee Karp-Boss

John Goulet, Engineering Physics, “UAV Navigation Through GPS Denied Regions Towards Radiation Sources”, advised by C. Thomas Hess

Alex Koch, Physics and Astronomy, advised by Dr. David Batuski

Kayla Marquis, Biomedical Engineering, “Mitigation of Bacterial Infections Associated with Prolonged Space Travel”, advised by Caitlin Howell