Fellowships

Brenna Jones sits behind a table bearing food and drinks for the unhoused and precariously housed.

Student Spotlight: Brenna Jones

Brenna Jones discovered her path in research after volunteering with the Greater Bangor Houseless Collective (GBHC) in July 2021. “During this time, Dr. Pitman and I were actively reading literature on homelessness, drawing connections between abstract ideas and the current conditions in Bangor.” Jones has continued working with GBHC over the past few years and […]

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Ellie Walker poses beside her poster at the UMaine Student Symposium

Student Spotlight: Ellie Walker

More than a year ago, Ellie Walker decided she wanted to pursue Speech-Language Pathology as a career path. While looking for a summer job, she looked for positions that were focused on research, and was selected for the MaineHealth Institute for Research’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program. During the summer of 2023, she “worked alongside a […]

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Jamie Fogg, posing for the camera while standing in a boat, holding testing equipment.

Student Spotlight: Jamie Fogg

A class taken in high school set Jamie Fogg on her path to studying marine biology, after having an opportunity to conduct her own research project on Mount Desert Rock (MDR), in Maine. “My project assessed wound rates of gray and harbor seals on MDR. My goal was to understand harm infliction for a remote […]

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EPIC Fellowship Awardees Summer 2024

CUGR Announces Summer 2024 EPIC Fellowship Awardees

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) is pleased to announce Summer 2024 EPIC fellowship winners.  Experiential Programs Innovation Central (EPIC) aspires to provide integrated experiential learning and high-impact, student-centered education opportunities through hands-on exposure to research practices, emerging technologies, design thinking, interdisciplinary experiences, and innovative problem-solving.   Students interested in pursuing any CUGR […]

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CUGR Fellowship Awardees Summer 2024

CUGR Announces CUGR Summer 2024 Fellowship Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the Summer 2024 CUGR fellowship winners.  The CUGR Research and Creative Activities fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through the office of the Vice President for Research. Each fellowship provides $4,000 per student for […]

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CUGR Academic Year 23-24 Fellowship Recipients

CUGR Announces Academic Year Fellowship Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2023-24 CUGR and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) academic year fellowship winners.  The CUGR Research and Creative Activities fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through the office of the Vice President for Research. […]

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Student Nicholas Tiner, taking water samples from Frenchman Bay

Student Spotlight: Nicholas Tiner

For Nicholas Tiner, getting involved in research at UMaine “presented an opportunity to make a positive difference, even if just a small one.” He received a Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) Fellowship award for summer 2022, saying “a lot of CUGR recipients work on projects that strive to make the world a bit better. […] […]

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