Eight Honors Students Among Awardees of CUGR Summer 2020 Fellowships

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2020 CUGR summer fellowship winners, and Honors students make up eight of the sixteen awardees. Undergraduate proposals will be awarded up to a maximum of $3,300 each. Funding is provided by the UMaine Office of the Vice President for Research and Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC). Read on for the list of Honors students who were selected for this summer’s fellowship funding.

  • Lauren Genenbacher ’21, Political Science
    •  “How Capitalism Corrupted America’s Public Drinking Water Systems and How the Local and Federal Political Environment Helped Entrench This Issue,” advised by Stefano Tijerina
  • Joshua Hamilton ’21, Biomedical Engineering
    • “Tuning CNF Fibril Orientation for Tissue Integration,” advised by Karissa Tilbury
  • Kiera Luu ’22, Marine Sciences
    • “Dulse sea vegetable nursery,” advised by Timothy Bowden
  • Christian Potts ’21, Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • “Mechanisms of Cetylpyridinium Chloride Inhibition of Immune Mast Cell Function: Focus on Ca2+ Mobilization,” advised by Julie Gosse
  • Nicole Ritchey ’20, Marine Sciences
    • “Fungal Communities in Ancient and Contemporary Marine Sponges,” advised by Laurie Connell
  • Chelsea Sainsbury ’21, Chemistry
    • “Synthesis of Photoswitchable Triptan Derivatives and Evaluation of their Activity on Serotonin Receptors,” advised by Michael Kienzler
  • Miranda Snyder ’21, Secondary Education
    • “How Alumni of Middle and High School Activist Organizations Perceive Their Involvement Related to Their Academic Self-Concept,” advised by Susan Gardner
  • Basel White ’22, Biomedical Engineering
    • “Wavelet-Based Automatic Pectoral Muscle Segmentation from Mammograms,” advised by Andre Khalil

Click here to view the full list of fellowship winners for Summer 2020. Congratulations to all!