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Undergraduate Research Award Winners Announced

April 21, 2011


The University of Maine Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced winners of this year’s second annual Undergraduate Research & Academic Showcase held last week. Nine awards were made after consideration of more than 50 research projects presented as end-of-the year capstone exhibits or displays. The research represents disciplines from across campus.

Poster winners were:
1st – Samantha Bond (Marine Sciences, Adviser – Lee Karp Boss), “Effects of Nutrient Availability on Growth and Chain Length of Diatoms”
2nd – Madeline Peek (Marine Sciences, Adviser – Andrew Thomas), “Environmental Factors Linked to Interannual Variability in Shellfish Toxicity in the Gulf of Maine”
3rd – Peter Strand (Earth Sciences, Adviser – Scott Johnson), “Earthquake Interactions and Seismic Forecasting in the north Anatolian Fault Zone”

Exhibits winners were:
1st – John Mondor (New Media, Adviser – Mike Scott), “Technology and Education: The Integration of Technology in the Classroom”
2nd – Jonathan Simpson and Zev Eisenberg (New Media, Adviser – Mike Scott), “Kinesthetic Computing”
3rd – Peter Drown and Rachel Joyce (Economics and Civil Engineering, Adviser – Elizabeth Viselli), “The Maine Plan Documentary Project”

Presentations winners were:
1st – Aaron Perreault (Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Adviser — Carol Kim), “Establishing Zebrafish as a Model     Organism for Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Formation”
2nd – Thomas Leeuw (Marine Sciences, Adviser – Emmanuel Boss), “Spectral Reflectance as a Method”
3rd – Kara Sarver (Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Adviser – Mary Rumpho), “Expression of Algal Nuclear Genes in the Sea Slug Elysia chlorotica.”

Undergraduate research often is regarded as a defining experience, the pinnacle of one’s academic career, says Nancy Hall, a communication sciences and disorders faculty member and director of CUGR.

Contact: Nancy Hall, (207) 581-2404

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