News

Maine Science Festival

The Maine Science Festival offers six one-hour sessions via Zoom, one in January, one in February and one in March. Each session will include an overview from the speaker, followed by a Q&A period. Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and Melissa Maginnis, an assistant professor of […]

Read more

Welcome Dr. Melissa Maginnis to the CUGR Team

The Center for Undergraduate Research would like to welcome Dr. Melissa Maginnis as our Associate Director! As a team we look forward to working along side her to provide a wide variety of research opportunities for the UMaine student body.. We are more than happy to have her as an addition to our team! Dr. […]

Read more

Student Spotlight – Jordan Miner

Major: Biomedical Engineering Faculty Mentor: Karissa Tilbury How did you get started/interested in undergraduate research? I have always been interested in pursuing a career in research. When I started my undergraduate years at UMaine I approached my advisor, Dr. Karissa Tilbury, about working in her lab and, to my delight, she agreed. My freshman year […]

Read more

Student Spotlight – Kaj Overturf

Major: Biology & Wildlife Ecology, Honors Faculty Mentor: Erik Blomberg How did you get started/interested in undergraduate research? I really became interested in undergraduate research during my sophomore year, when I started volunteering for a grouse project run by my advisor. This started my interest in gamebirds, and led to my interest in working on […]

Read more

Student Spotlight – Morganne Robinson

Major: Kinesiology with Pre-Medical minor Faculty Mentor: Kristy Townsend How did you get started/interested in undergraduate research? I initially wanted to become a part of undergraduate research on campus due to my interest in the medical field. I wanted to see what contributions to the research field I could make while obtaining my undergraduate degree. […]

Read more