CUGR names 2018–2020 undergraduate research assistants

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has named the 2018–2020 Faculty Fellows Assistants.

The CUGR Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty efforts toward improving undergraduate research mentoring skills, expanding curricula to include research and scholarship experiences, and developing proposals for further funding specifically involving undergraduate students.

Each CUGR Fellow is provided $1,100 to support an undergraduate student research assistant of their choosing during the academic year.

The 2018–2020 CUGR undergraduate research assistants and faculty fellows are:

  • Madison Bangs, working with Pauline Kamath, professor of animal disease and diagnostics;
  • Robert Brittingham, working with Alessio Mortelliti, professor of wildlife habitat ecology;
  • Charlize Castro, working with Michael Kienzler, professor of organic chemistry;
  • Alyson East, working with Kate Ruskin, lecturer in ecology and environmental sciences;
  • Emily Gagne, working with Danielle Levesque, professor of mammalogy and mammalian health;
  • Ella Glatter, working with Jennifer Perry, professor of food microbiology;
  • Mitchell Harling, working with Karissa Tilbury, professor of biomedical engineering;
  • Aldous Hofmann, working with YongJiang Zhang, professor of applied plant physiology;
  • Emily LeClair, working with Caitlin Howell, professor of biomedical engineering;
  • Emma Paradie, working with Kristy Townsend, professor of neurobiology;
  • Jenna Paul, working with Christopher Nightingale, professor of physical education and athletic training;
  • Elizabeth Piotrowski, working with Kristina Cammen, professor of marine mammal science;
  • Andrea Ramirez, working with Nishad Jayasundara, professor of marine physiology;
  • Charles-Alexandre Roy, working with Ek Han Tan, professor of plant genetics;
  • Betsy Spear, working with Andrew Crawley, professor of regional economic development;
  • Nathan Sprangers, working with Philip Edelman, professor of music education;
  • Jack Stanton, working with Erik Blomberg, professor of wildlife population ecology; and
  • Benjamin Williams, working with Sally Molloy, professor of genomics.

More information about the CUGR Faculty Fellows Program is online.