2021 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through office of the Vice President for Research. Each fellowship provides a $3,700 award for the student to cover costs associated with the project. Congratulations to all fellowship recipients.


2021 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowship Award Recipients

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

  • Aldous Hofmann, Botany, “Quantifying Drought Resistance of Wild and High Bush Blueberries and Using Nanocellulose to Improve Crop Drought Resistance,” advised by YongJiang Zhang;
  • Ailin Liebler-Bendix, Psychology, “Does Confronting Prejudice Increase Psychological Wellbeing? Investigating Women’s Anticipated Behavioral Reactions to Sexism and their Subsequent Psychological Responses,” advised by Shannon McCoy;
  • Emily Mclaughlin, Microbiology, “Effects of Probiotics on Black Soldier Flies Ability to Transmit Stenotrophomonas maltophilia,” advised by Edward Bernard;
  • Samuel Roberts, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, “Using Mulch and Biochar-Compost Mix to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Climate Warming on Wild Blueberries and Soil Water Availability,” advised by YongJiang Zhang;
  • Rosemary Thayer, Zoology, “Social Niche Specialization of Grey Squirrels, Sciurus Carolinensis, Studied Through Intraspecific Social Behaviors and Relative Condition,” advised by Alessio Mortelliti;
  • Basel White, Biomedical Engineering, “Wavelet Based Breast Segmentation Algorithm,” advised by Andre Khalil.