Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Morning Sentinel Staff
Student researchers in the program are supported one on one by individual faculty mentors. These faculty sponsors provide student researchers with sponsorship of their application, guidance with proposal development and research methodology and continuing assistance with their careers before and after graduation.
The program awards students twice a year, including single-semester scholars and year-long fellows, and provides funding to help underwrite student project expenses.
The following students have been selected as the Fall 2011 Michael D. Wilson Fellows: Skylar Hopkins of Hudson, Sebastian Jackson of Bingham and Thomas Kilcoyne of Augusta.
Jackson is a senior majoring in international and global studies and history. He is researching the history of language policy in 20th century South Africa, which will include a semester of study abroad at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. His faculty sponsor is Walter Sargent, UMF associate professor of history.
The following students have been selected as the Fall 2011 Michael D. Wilson Scholars: Sara Adams of Lisbon Falls, Jonathan Boynton of Greenville, Grady Burns of Auburn, Zachary Giroux of Troy, N.H., Jordan LeGrand of Rome, Ryan Verrill of Belgrade, CeCelia Palow of Southwest Harbor and Megan Whitman of South Paris.
LeGrand is a senior majoring in mathematics and computer science. He is investigating the Generalized Euler Phi function and it's applications to mathematical music theory. His faculty sponsor is Lori Koban, UMF associate professor of mathematics.
Verrill is a senior majoring in history. He is examining the military ration and its impact on American war fighting. His faculty sponsor is Walter Sargent, UMF associate professor of history.