2022 Summer Fellowship Awardees

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported by the 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.

2022 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowship Award Recipients

(Student Name, Project Title, Faculty Mentor)

  • Hannah Friedman, “Analyzing the effects of the first year of the Maine adaptive management moose hunt on parasite prevalence in moose,” advised by Dr. Pauline Kamath
  • Elizabeth Bein, Response of Photosynthesis and Tree Growth to Extreme Heat,” advised by Dr. Jay Wason
  • Meaghan Caron, Mediating Virulence of Candida albicans Through an Administration of RBT1 Peptide,” advised by Dr. Robert Wheeler
  • Colman Alexander, The effect of climate warming on the nutritional properties of Maine’s wild blueberries,” advised by Dr. Yongjiang Zhang
  • Simon Brooks, Advanced Design of 3D Printing Head for Aligning Carbon Microfibers,” advised by Dr. Yingchao Yang
  • Giacomo Pellizzari, Studying the Mechanical and Rheological Behaviors of Tough Multiple-Network Hydrogels to Use Them for Impact Resistant Applications,” advised by Dr. Siamak Shams Es-haghi
  • Syerra-Marie Carmone, Project CORE (CNA’s Overcoming and Regulating Emotional burnout),” advised by Dr. Rebecca Schwartz-Mette
  • Evan Warburton, Comparing the mycorrhizal connections of mature trees and seedlings between coastal Maine islands varying in size and distance from the mainland,” advised by Dr. Peter Avis
  • Deirdre McGrath, Stylistic Analysis of the Passamaquoddy Petroglyphs of the Downeast Maine Coast,” advised by Dr. Bonnie Newsom