2021-2022 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 2021-2022 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.

2021-2022 Graduate MSGC Award Recipients

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

  • Oisin Biswas, Biomedical Engineering, “Continuous Monitoring of Surface Microorganisms Aboard Spacecraft via Structural Color Analysis,” advised by Caitlin Howell
  • Francis Sternberg, Geology, “Geochemical weathering of serpentinite in a tropical environment: Implications for silicate weathering on Mars,” advised by Amanda Olsen
  • Morgan Stosic, Psychological Sciences, “Efficacy of Various Trainings to Increase the Accurate Perception of Fatigue,” advised by Mollie Ruben
  • Anna Soule, Intermedia and Accounting, “The Journey of Perseverance – A Rover’s Perspective: Phase 2 – Enroute to Landing,” advised by Shawn Laatsch