2019 Summer MSGC Undergraduate Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 MSGC Summer Research Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research. The center’s advisory committee selected 8 proposals to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester, provided by MSGC.


2019 MSGC Summer Undergraduate Award Recipients

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

Jacob Girgi, Mechanical Engineering, “Design and Fabrication of a Lower-limb Biofeedback Device,” advised by Babak Hejrati

Mitchell Harling, Biomedical Engineering, “Optical Exploration of the Adipose Tissue Microenvironment using 2-Photon Microscopy,” advised by Karissa Tilbury

Hua Lin, Engineering Physics, “Silicon-Carbide Nanowires and Thin Films for Sensing Strain and Pressure in Harsh Environments,” advised by Sheila Edalatpour

Angel Loredo, Mechanical Engineering, “Determining the Mechanical Properties of Sintered Lunar Regolith from Concentrated Sunlight,” advised by Justin Lapp

Benjamin Moore, Biochemistry, “In Planta Minichromosome Engineering using CRISPR-Cas9,” advised by Ek Han Tan

Morganne Robinson, Kinesiology and Physical Education, “The Development of a Senescence-Associated Secretory Phenotype (SASP) Detection Panel,” advised by Kristy Townsend

Joshua S. Stone, Earth and Climate Sciences, “Improving Methods for U/Pb Dating in Geological Materials,” advised by Alicia Cruz-Uribe

Basel White, Biomedical Engineering, “The Computational Assessment of Breast Tissue Density Through the Use of the Continuous Density Score,” advised by Andre Khalil