2017 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research 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 Recipients (MSGC) Summer Fellowship Recipients 
(Student Name, Academic Focus, Project Title, Faculty Mentor)
JamesBarry,Microbiology,“Identificationof Virulence Genes in Group B Streptococcus (GBS),” advised by Meoldy Neely;
Cassandra Dechaine, Bioengineering, “Pharmacokinetics of Bone Regeneration,” advised by Michael Mason;
Meaghan Delcourt, Psychology, “Examination of Electrodermal Reactivity in Self-Injurious Behaviors,” advised by Emily Haigh;
Nathan Gazey ,Computer Science, “HandWaver,” advised by Justin Dimmel;
Taylor Delp, Psychology, “Sleep Disturbance as a Biomarker for Cognitive Decline in Aging,” advised by Marie Hayes;
Lila Lyons , Physics, “Neuronal Innervation Analysis of Metabolic Disease in Relation to Space Travel,” advised by Kristy Townsend;
Jennifer Field, Marine sciences, “Glacier Bay National Park Corals: Comparative Reproduction Between Deep and Shallow Red Tree Corals,” advised by Rhian Waller;
AndrewNolan,EarthSciences,“UpdatedGlacier Velocities for the St. Elias Mountains,” advised by Ellyn Enderlin;
Chloe Lilly, Biological Engineering, “Engineering Polymer Infused Paper for a Self-contained Bacterial Diagnostic System,” advised by Caitlin Howell;
Hussein Sayed, Biology, “Controlling 2-pore Potassium Channels with Light: Synthesis and Evaluation of New Photoswitchable Channel Blockers,” advised by Michael Kienzler;
Ashley Soucy, Biochemistry, “Intracellular Ca2+ Flux is Required for a Post-Attachment Step in JCPyV Infection,” advised by Melissa Maginnis;
Daniel Schlabig, electrical and computer engineering, “Optimized Scheduling for Wireless Energy Transfer with applications in Remote Structural Sensing,” advised by Ali Abedi;
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;
Austin Steward, bioengineering, “Effects of Liquid Gated Membranes in the PTEE Filtration of Biological Agents,” advised by Caitlin Howell;
Trevor Morin, Biochemistry, “Exploring Altered Energy Balance in EtOH-Treated Animals and its Application to Space Exploration,” advised by Kristy Townsend;
Dakota Sudbeck, bioengineering, “Approximation of Core Body Temperature with Infrared Based Imaging,” advised by Karissa Tilbury;