2020-2021 MSGC Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) has announced the 2020-2021 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 $6,000 each.

2020-2021 Graduate MSGC Award Recipients

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

  • Thomas Kiffney – Aquaculture site selection through dynamic energy budget models coupled with high-resolution satellite products, NASA Collaborator: Dr. Nima Pahlevan,          Mentor: Dr. Damian Brady
  • Christian Crane – Perfusion of Extremities via SFDI, Mentor: Dr. Karissa Tilbury
  • Logan Hess – Luminosity Functions of Galaxy Clusters in the Aquarius and Microscopium Superclusters, Mentor: David Batuski
  • Morgan StosicA Lens Model Approach to the Nonverbal Expression of Fatigue, NASA Collaborator: Dr. Erin Flynn-Evans,  Mentor: Mollie Ruben
  • Anna SouleMars 2020! The Journey of Perseverance – A Rover’s Perspective: A Large-Scale, Multiple-Phase, Socially-Engaged Art & Science Installation Series, Mentor: Shawn Laatsch