2019-2020 Graduate MSGC Academic Year Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) has announced the 2019-2020 MSGC Research Creative Experience 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 $1,500 each.

2019-2020 Graduate MSGC Award Recipients

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

Zacahry Smith, Physics, “Finding Appropriate Mass Functions and Other Internal Structures for Galactic Dark Matter Halos in Simulation,” advised by Neil Comins

Daniel P. Regan, Biomedical Engineering, “Pathogen Collection and Handling System for Spacecraft Biosurveillance,” advised by Caitlin Howell

Joel Tewksbury, Biomedical Engineering, “Surface Acoustic Wave Devices as Biosensors for Long Term Space Travel,” advised by Caitlin Howell