2017 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Summer Creative and Academic Achievement Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research. Each fellowship provides a $3000 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. In addition to eight CUGR funded awards, eight undergraduates were funded through the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC).

2017 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

(Student Name, Academic Program, Project Title, Advisor)

  • James Barry, Microbiology, “Identificationof Virulence Genes in Group B Streptococcus (GBS),” advised by Meoldy Neely
  • Meaghan Delcourt, Psychology, “Examination of Electrodermal Reactivity in Self-Injurious Behaviors,” advised by Emily Haigh
  • Taylor Delp, Psychology, “Sleep Disturbance as a Biomarker for Cognitive Decline in Aging,” advised by Marie Hayes
  • Jennifer Field, Marine sciences, “Glacier Bay National Park Corals: Comparative Reproduction Between Deep and Shallow Red Tree Corals,” advised by Rhian Waller
  • Chloe Lilly, Biological Engineering, “Engineering Polymer Infused Paper for a Self-contained Bacterial Diagnostic System,” advised by Caitlin Howell
  • Ashley Soucy, Biochemistry, “Intracellular Ca2+ Flux is Required for a Post-Attachment Step in JCPyV Infection,” advised by Melissa Maginnis
  • Caroline Spangenberg, Zoology, “Impact of the Acanthocephalan Parasite Profilicollis Botulus on Estradiol Levels in the Invasive Green Crab, Carcinus Maenas: A Potential Biological Control Organism,” advised by Ian Bricknell
  • Trevor Morin, Biochemistry, “Exploring Altered Energy Balance in EtOH-Treated Animals and its Application to Space Exploration,” advised by Kristy Townsend