2021 MSGC Summer Undergraduate Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 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.

2020 MSGC Summer Undergraduate Award Recipients

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

  • Maxwell Burtis, Mechanical Engineering, “The Development and Implementation of an Autonomous Lighter-Than-Air Drone for Glacial Research in the Juneau Icefields, Alaska,” advised by Seth Campbell;
  • Jocelyn Cooper, Marine Sciences, “Comparative Analysis of Primnoa pacifica, Red Tree Coral, Gamete Size Before Versus After Thermal Variability Events.,” advised by Rhian Waller;
  • Jordan Farnsworth, Earth and Climate Sciences, “Completing a Ground-Penetrating Radar Survey of a Subglacial Lake on the Juneau Icefield in Southeast Alaska to select an Analog Polar Study Site for Future Europa Missions,” advised by Seth Campbell;
  • Emily Holt, Earth Science, “Measuring Firn Thickness and Volume Change Using GPR Profiles Across the Juneau Icefield,” advised by Seth Campbell;
  • Jessica Hutchinson, Environmental Horticulture, “Utilizing Gardens on Campus to Improve Symptoms of Mental Health,” advised by Stephanie Burnett;
  • Michael Keedy, Earth and Climate Sciences, “Applying Autonomous Phase Sensitive Radar to Determining the Filling and Draining Rate of a Subglacial Lake on the Juneau Icefield in Southeast Alaska,” advised by Seth Campbell;
  • Sara Loiselle, Zoology, “Does Cxcl12/Cxcr4 Signaling Attract All Leading Edge Migrating Muscle Precursor Cells?,” advised by Jared Talbot;
  • Morgan Oehler, Civil and Environmental Engineering, “Combatting Nutrient Scarcity Using Adsorption of Phosphorus from Recirculating Aquaculture System Wastewater,” advised by Jean MacRae;
  • Leah Parrish, Computer Science, “Expansions on Exploration of Olfactory Interventions as a Synergistic Emotional and Cognitive Recovery Technique,” advised by Nimesha Ranasinghe;
  • Leah Savage, Media Studies, “Objectifying the Classroom: An Examination of Self-Objectification, Appearance Comparisons, and Their Effects On Cognitive Resources Within Video-Class Environments,” advised by Amelia Couture-Bue.