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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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Molly Hale posing outside in front of rocky outcropping.

Student Spotlight: Molly Hale

Molly Hale’s first major exposure to research was during her senior year of high school, when she participated in the Maine State Science Fair. Her experience at the event inspired her to reach out to faculty when she arrived at UMaine, looking for research opportunities. “I feel very lucky that another faculty member steered me […]

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Sadie Waterman posing with faculty mentor, Jared Talbot, in their lab.

Student Spotlight: Sadie Waterman

One could say that Sadie Waterman’s research journey began at birth. “I have always been interested in human congenital diseases because my life began with a surgery to correct one.” After gaining a strong STEM background during high school, she decided to major in biology and upon arriving at UMaine, she “immediately became involved in […]

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Student Spotlight: Timber Mattson

Timber Mattson has always been fascinated by cellular processes and how a single mutation can negatively affect an entire organism. “I am interested in learning about the effects of toxins, stress, and diet on mitochondrial function, and how that altered mitochondrial function can affect human health.”  “Mitochondrial activity is a determining factor in the aging […]

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Student Spotlight: Sairah Damboise

Sairah Damboise has “always been interested in the fabrication of vaccinations and medicine.” That interest made it easy for her when it was time to choose a major. While looking for opportunities to work in a lab on campus, Damboise was offered the chance to work in Dr. Michael Mason’s lab. Damboise says Dr. Mason […]

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Emilie Casey poses at a desk bearing books and three monitors showing graphs and data.

Student Spotlight: Emilie Casey

Emilie Casey came to UMaine planning to focus on geology, but after connecting with one of their professors, glaciology is becoming a much larger part of their academic life. “I came to UMaine with a bright passion for Earth Sciences, eager to use my resources and apply myself. I think my professor picked up on […]

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Lauren Cusson, posing next to her poster at the 2022 UMaine Student Symposium

Student Spotlight: Lauren Cusson

In her freshman year at UMaine, Lauren Cusson took a Phage Genome Discovery course, and suddenly her path to research became clear. “I then joined a virology research lab on campus my sophomore year and have learned so much from it.” She loves “being able to actually apply what I have learned and think outside […]

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Hanna Brooks posing in a laboratory, holding up a container of samples.

Student Spotlight: Hanna Brooks

Though she had always been good at science and interested in the natural world, it was a long while before Hanna Brooks thought of herself as a scientist. It wasn’t until a casual conversation during her sophomore year at Virginia Tech that led to her studying rock samples in Greece, that she first owned the […]

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Laura Curioli, in UMaine graduation regalia, leaning against the pillar of a campus building.

Student Spotlight: Laura Curioli

“Always research something that really grabs your interest. Don’t skip topics just because they’re obscure or maybe not as well-known. Your love for a topic will really fuel your eagerness to learn and discover.” Recent UMaine graduate Laura Curioli has been involved with research since her freshman year and has taken her own advice to […]

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Seth Ashby, seated at counter, looking through a microscope

Student Spotlight: Seth Ashby

For Seth Ashby, his chosen field of research was most interesting to him due to its unique nature. “The idea that we can work backwards to see what isn’t needed, to figure out what is essential, is fascinating.” Ashby is working alongside Dr. Suzanne Angeli, assistant professor in the Molecular and Biomedical Department, to study […]

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CUGR Announces Summer 2023 Fellowship Awardees

The UMaine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), UMaine Space, UMaine AI,  and Institute of Medicine is pleased to announce the recipients of the CUGR, Institute of Medicine, and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Summer Research Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research. Winners of the fellowships will […]

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2018-2020 CUGR Research Faculty Fellows

2018-20 CUGR Research Faculty Cohort The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) 2018–2020 Research Fellows Assistants. As part of the second year of the 2018-20 CUGR Research Faculty Fellow Program, each CUGR Research Fellows is provided $1,200 to support an undergraduate student research assistant of their choosing during the 2018-20 academic year. CUGR […]

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Mary Milligan

Student Spotlight: Mary Milligan

Mary Milligan was first exposed to research when she was named a Maine Top Scholar and was introduced to advisors in the chemistry department at UMaine. After talking with several professors she found a research project that piqued her interest. Milligan says, “since then, I have been able to apply a lot of the skills […]

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Ainslie Allen with Dr. Caitlin Howell

Student Spotlight: Ainslie Allen

While looking for a job on campus during her freshman year, Ainslie Allen happened to listen to a presentation given by Dr. Caitlin Howell and the rest, as they say, is history. Allen has been working in Dr. Howell’s lab ever since and has “enjoyed every minute of it.” Allen says “working with Dr. Howell […]

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Madeline Howorth posing outside, in front of trees

Student Spotlight: Madeline Howorth

For undergraduate Madeline Howorth, research is in her blood. The Center for Undergraduate Research AY2223 fellowship award winner remembers watching her mother study, do homework and perform research. “Growing up in Pennsylvania as my mom pursued her PhD studies full-time, I was constantly surrounded by eager education faculty, used textbooks, and an endless supply of […]

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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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2022-23 MSGC Undergraduate Awardees

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2022-2023 MSGC Research Creative Experience Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human […]

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2022-23 MSGC Academic Year Graduate Fellowship Recipients Announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2022-23 CUGR and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) academic year graduate fellowship winners.  The CUGR Research and Creative Activities fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate and graduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through the office of the Vice […]

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Fellowship Recipients

2022-23 CUGR Academic Year Undergraduate Fellowship Recipients Announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2022-23 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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UMaine President, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, listens to a student talk about his poster at UMSS22

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 […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2022 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowship

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2022 Summer MSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients.The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2022 MSGC Summer Undergraduate Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 MSGC Summer Research Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research. The center’s advisory committee selected 8 proposals to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester, provided by MSGC. 2022 MSGC Summer […]

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Additional REU Student Opportunities

External REU Opportunities

Looking for a way to conduct research outside of your current institution? If so make sure to explore the links below for more information on what REUs are available to you! Pathways To Science | Increasing Diversity in STEM Search for an REU Site | NSF – National Science Foundation

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2022-2023 CUGR Research Faculty Fellows

2022-23 CUGR Research Faculty Fellows   The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) 2022-2024 Research Fellows   As part of the second year of the 2022-2024 CUGR Research Faculty Fellows Program, each CUGR Research Fellows is provided $1,200 to support an undergraduate student research assistant of their choosing during the 2022-2023 academic years. […]

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2021-2022 Graduate MSGC Academic Year Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) has announced the 2021-2022 MSGC Research Creative Experience Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human […]

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2021-22 CUGR AY Fellowship Awardees

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2021-2022 academic year. The 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 a $1,500 award […]

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CUGR announces student award winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the winners of Academic Year fellowship programs.  Supported by the Office of Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, CUGR provides several fellowship programs including the UMaine Institute of Medicine, UMaine Artificial Intelligence, and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) fellowships. Undergraduate […]

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CUGR News

CLAS REU’s

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that CLAS Undergraduate and Creative Activity Fellowships will be available again this year to qualified students. The application for both CUGR and CLAS Fellowships will again be on the same platform. The College does not have a separate application form for its undergraduate fellowships. To apply, […]

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Our latest CUGR Talk is up on our YouTube channel now!

CUGR Talk YouTube Update

The Center for Undergraduate Research hosts CUGR Talks to assist students participating in research and to aid in professional development. Check out our YouTube channel to view previous CUGR Talks and stay up-to-date on the latest CUGR information. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7zqST0bV_7Cbrh9u_oCmkw  

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2021 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through office of the Vice President for Research. Each fellowship provides a $3,700 award for the student to […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2021 MSGC Summer Undergraduate Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 MSGC Summer Research Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research. The center’s advisory committee selected 8 proposals to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester, provided by MSGC. 2020 MSGC Summer […]

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2020-21 MSGC Academic Undergraduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2019-2020 MSGC Research Creative Experience Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human […]

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2020-21 Institute of Medicine Fellowship Awardees

UMaine Institute of Medicine Fellowships support faculty and students in health and life sciences to develop transformative medical-based solutions through collaborations with a coordinated network of researchers and educators in partnership with health care professionals and other stakeholders. Ten proposals, dedicated to the advancement of human health and wellbeing in the state of Maine and […]

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2020-2021 Artificial Intelligence Fellowship Awardees

The emerging field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a strategic growth area for UMaine. The mission of the AI initiative is to develop, through innovative and coordinated research, education, and strategic partnerships, transformative AI-based solutions that enhance the social and economic well-being of the citizens of Maine and beyond. Ten fellowships will be offered to […]

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UMaine President, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, listens to a student talk about his poster at UMSS22

2020-21 CUGR AY Fellowship Awardees

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2020-2021 academic year. The 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 a $1,200 award […]

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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 […]

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2019-2020 MSGC Academic Undergraduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) has announced the 2019-2020 MSGC Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human exploration/space […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2020 MSGC Summer Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2020 Summer MSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2020 MSGC Summer Undergraduate Award Recipients

  The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 MSGC Summer Research Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research. The center’s advisory committee selected 8 proposals to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester, provided by MSGC. 2020 MSGC […]

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2019-2021 CUGR Research Faculty Fellows

2019-2021 CUGR Research Faculty Cohort The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) 2019-2021 Research Fellows Assistants. As part of the second year of the 2019-2021 CUGR Research Faculty Fellow Program, each CUGR Research Fellows is provided $1,200 to support an undergraduate student research assistant of their choosing during the 2019-2021 academic year. CUGR […]

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2019-20 Academic Year Fellowship Awards

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2018-2019 academic year. The 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 a $1,100 award for […]

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2020 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through office of the Vice President for Research. Each fellowship provides a $3,000 award for the student to […]

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2020-2021 Graduate MSGC Academic Year Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2020-21 CUGR and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) academic year graduate fellowship winners. The CUGR Research and Creative Activities fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate and graduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through the office of the Vice […]

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Portrait of Jordan Miner

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 […]

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Kaj Overturf, holding a bird

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 […]

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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. […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2019 Summer MSGC Undergraduate Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 MSGC Summer Research Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research. The center’s advisory committee selected 8 proposals to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester, provided by MSGC.   2019 MSGC […]

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2019 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through office of the Vice President for Research. Each fellowship provides a $3,000 award for the student to cover […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2019 MSGC Summer Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2019 Summer MSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, […]

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2019-2020 Graduate MSGC Academic Year Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) has announced the 2019-2020 MSGC Research Creative Experience Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human […]

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2018-19 MSGC Academic Year Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2018 MSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human […]

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2018-19 Academic Year Fellowship Awards

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2018-2019 academic year. The 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 a $1,100 award for […]

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2018-19 MSGC Academic Year Undergraduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the MSGC Undergraduate Fellowship Award Recipients for the Academic Year 2018-2019. Each proposal was reviewed by three reviewers and scored on clarity, research goals and objectives, importance to the field, timeline, budget and faculty commitment letters. The […]

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2018-2019 Travel Grant Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-19 Student Travel Grants. The grants were developed to help undergraduate students travel to academic seminars, professional meetings, and technical conferences to present their research projects and findings. The anticipated award amount ranges from $300–500 for each grant recipient. Congratulations to all fellowship […]

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2017-18 MSGC Academic Year Undergraduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the MSGC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award Recipients for the Academic Year 2017-2018. Graduate application are still accepted until Dec 1, 2017. Each proposal was reviewed by three reviewers and scored on clarity, research goals and objectives, importance […]

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2018 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

April 13, 2018 The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through office of the Vice President for Research. Each fellowship provides a $3,000 award for the […]

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Jillian Trujillo, outside in winter, holding up a microphone to capture nature sounds

2017-2018 Student Travel Grant Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-18 Student Travel Grants. The grants were developed to help undergraduate students travel to academic seminars, professional meetings, and technical conferences to present their research projects and findings. The anticipated award amount ranges from $300–500 for each grant recipient. Congratulations to all fellowship […]

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2016-17 MSGC Academic Year Undergraduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2017 MSGC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2018 MSGC Summer Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2018 Summer MSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2017 MSGC Summer Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2017 MSGC Summer Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2018 MSGC Summer Undergraduate Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 MSGC Summer Research Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research. The center’s advisory committee selected 12 proposals from 45 student submissions to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester, provided by […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2018 MSGC Summer Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2018 Summer MSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, […]

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2017-18 Academic Year Fellowship Awards

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2017-2018 academic year. The 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 a $1000 award for […]

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2017-18 MSGC Academic Year Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2018 MSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human […]

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2017-18 Academic Year Fellowship Decision Notifications

Decisions will be announced Oct 27, 2017. Rejection notifications may not be announced on this day, as there are outside funding sources that may award proposals that are not initially funded through CUGR. Notifications will be sent via email to the @maine.edu account associated with the proposal.

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2017-18 Academic Year Fellowship Proposal Submission Deadline

Deadline: Oct. 13th, 2017  Proposal Submission: http://tinyurl.com/AY1718 More Information: 2017-18 AY Fellowship Call for Proposals Faculty Mentor Commitment Letter Submission: https://goo.gl/forms/r4RKpS6fOgyIXW983 Commitment Letters MUST be submitted by the faculty who will acting as the faculty-mentor associated with the project. Letter need to be submitted no later than Oct 13th, 2017 *You must have a valid @maine.edu account. To access […]

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2017 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through office of the Vice President for Research. Each fellowship provides a $3,000 award for the student to […]

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MSGC Summer Awards

2017 MSGC Summer Undergraduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2017 MSGC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, […]

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2017 MSGC Summer Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2017 MSGC Summer Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, […]

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2016-2017 Student Travel Grant Recipients

Samuel Borer Student Project: Characterizing Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers for Neutrino Physics” Mentor: Dr. Saima Farooq Department/Organization: Physics and Honors, National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR31)   Kimberly Herron Student Project: Cognition under stress: The Impact of Social-Evaluative Stress During Cognitive Task Performance Mentor: Shannon McCoy Department/Organization: Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2017 Annual Convention   Kaelina Perron […]

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2016-17 MSGC Academic Year Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the 2017 MSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Award recipients. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, Earth science, human […]

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2016-17 Academic Year Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2016-2017 academic year. The 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 a $1000 award for […]

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Poster & and Easel Rental

Every UMaine department or student group can now rent poster boards and easels at a very low cost. Please fill out the following form at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee availability. To register for an Easel & Poster board please fill out this rental form:  tinyurl.com/CUGR-Rental *Must have a valid @maine.edu account to gain access […]

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2015-16 Fall Fellowship Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2015-2016 academic year. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research, and are supported through a PRE-VUE grant awarded by the President’s Office. Each fellowship provides a $1000 award […]

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2014-2016 CUGR Research Faculty Fellows

The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) 2014–2016 Research Fellows Assistants. Each student selected as a Research Fellow Assistant is awarded a $1,000 stipend to assist a CUGR Research Fellow during 2014-2016 on a research topic of their choice. The faculty participants in this program were nominated by their respective deans and participated […]

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CUGR 2016 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through office of the Vice President for Research. Each fellowship provides a $3,000 award for the student to cover […]

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2015-2016 Student Travel Grant Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-16 Student Travel Grants. The grants were developed to help undergraduate students travel to academic seminars, professional meetings, and technical conferences to present their research projects and findings. The anticipated award amount ranges from $300–500 for each grant recipient. Congratulations to all fellowship […]

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2015 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through a PRE-VUE grant awarded by the President’s Office. Each summer fellowship recipient will receive a $3,000 award for […]

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2014-15 Fall Fellowship Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2014-2015 academic year. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research, and are supported through a PRE-VUE grant awarded by the President’s Office. Each fellowship provides a $1000 award […]

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2014 Summer Fellowship Award Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through a PRE-VUE grant awarded by the President’s Office. Each summer fellowship recipient will receive a $3,000 award for […]

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2013-14 Fall Fellowship Recipients

The Center for Undergraduate Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for 2013-2014 academic year. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research, and are supported through a PRE-VUE grant awarded by the President’s Office. Each fellowship provides a $1000 award […]

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2013 Summer Fellowship Awardees

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Summer Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-supervised research and are supported through a PRE-VUE grant awarded by the President’s Office. Each fellowship provides a $3,000 award for the student to […]

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