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FY19 Fellowships: Research

FY19 Fellowships

Name: Honors College Student Research Fellowship

Mentor: Student and mentor need to find each other.

Type: Research

Name: Honors College Research Fellowship

Project Description: Required and should be stapled to the application.

Title: Required and should be given by the student

The Honors College will award $1,000 Student Research Fellowships during fiscal year FY19. Recipients of these awards will devote approximately 100 hours on a research project that is guided by a faculty mentor who has expertise in the chosen area. One goal of these fellowships is to encourage honors student - honors mentor academic relationships that may lead to an Honors Thesis or an Honors Project. Honors students from any major are welcome to apply.  It is possible to get started as early as July 1st, but an honors mentor would need to commit to meeting with and guiding the student during July and August.

The Honors Student and the Honors Mentor need to find each other and propose the research to be done by typing up and stapling a project description to the fellowship application. The description must include a specific title for the proposed work.

You can do this. Research is just another name for disciplined detective work.

Name: Finding Dominators in a Flowgraph Fellowship

Mentor: The student would need to find a mentor.

Type: Research

Name: Finding Dominators in a Flow Graph

In July of 1979 Lengauer and Tarjan published an article that describes a fast algorithm for finding dominators in a flowgraph. They compare the performance of their algorithm with an implementation by Purdom and Moore and an implementation described by Aho and Ullman. The Honors Student Fellow would implement Lengauer and Tarjan's algorithm and compare it to Purdom/Moore and Aho/Ullman. In essence, the student would replicate the work described in the article. A wonderful and reasonably well defined journey for a computer science major.

Type: Research

Name: Finding Dominators

Name: Dotty and Paul Burstein Nuclear Physics Research Fellowship

Mentor: A faculty member who works in UMass Lowell's Nuclear Physics Group. This  research activity is located on the 2nd floor of Pinanski. Why not go and visit them? Are you a physics majors? Love learning?

Type: Research

Name: Dotty and Paul Burstein Fellowship - Nuclear Physics

Title: To be supplied by the student applicant.

Project Description: To be supplied by the student applicant.

This is the second year in a row that Dotty and Paul Burstein have supported undergraduate research in the Nuclear Physics Group. The student who receives this fellowship and the fellowship mentor will need to produce a one page report that

  • identifies the professor
  • identifies the student
  • briefly describes the project
  • summarizes how well/poorly things worked out

FY18 Recipient:     Michael Giles

Note: If you apply for this fellowship and you are not chosen, your application will be automatically be considered for a General Honors College Research Fellowship.

Name: Dotty and Paul Burstein Research Fellowship

This fellowship has already been awarded.

Chemistry major, Amariah Condon, will be working with History Professor Chris Carlsmith.

Mentor: The mentor and the student need to find each other.

Type: Research

Name: Dotty and Paul Burstein Fellowship - General

Title: To be supplied by the student applicant.

Project Description: To be supplied by the student applicant.

The student who receives this fellowship will need to produce a one page report that 

  • identifies the professor
  • identifies the student
  • briefly describes the project
  • summarizes how well/poorly things worked out

Note: If you apply for this fellowship and you are not chosen, your application will automatically be consdered for a General Honors College Student Fellowship.

Name: The Joseph M. Vayda Research Fellowship

Mentor: Student and mentor need to find each other.

Type: Research

Name: The Joseph M. Vayda Honors College Research Fellowship

Project Description: Required and must be stapled to the application.

Title: Required and supplied by the student.

The recipient of this fellowship must engage in an honors college project that integrates science/engineering with health science and business perspectives to develop an applied innovative product/solution to solve a problem. Preference will be given to first-generation college students. The fellowship will be named for Joseph M. Vayda, the donor’s father who inspired him to pursue a career in practical science research through his “what if” visioning.  Joseph Vayda achieved a high school diploma in 1933, was a son of immigrants, a WWII veteran, and a dedicated “single-career” employee of the US Postal Service until his retirement in 1971.

Note: If you apply for this fellowship and you are not selected, your application will be considered under the General Honors College Research Fellowship category.

Ed Roberts Space Studies Research Fellowship

Mentor: Either: Supriya Chakrabarti, Dimitris Christodoulou, Ofer Cohen, Timothy Cook, Christopher Hansen, or Silas Laycock

Name: Ed Roberts Space Studies Fellowship

Type: Research

Title: The title is to be supplied by the student after consultation with the faculty mentor.

Location: The Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology is located in the Wannalancit Mill, Suite 315.

Project Description: Supplied by the student after consultation with the faculty within the Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology.

Note: If you apply for this fellowship and you are not chosen, your application will be automatically considered for a general research fellowship.

Name: Lowell Community History Research Fellowship

Mentor: Robert Forrant, History Department

Office: Dugan Hall

Name: Lowell Community History Research Fellowship

Title: To be submitted by the student after consultation with Dr. Forrant.

Project Description: To be submitted by the student after sonsultation with Dr. Forrant. The student should attach the description to a fellowship application.

The student should contact Dr. Forrant.

Dr. Forrant has stated, "I will continue to work on creating the digital history of Lowell immigration and will definitely need student research help on this. Will also be working on a 100 yr anniversary history of the International Institute of Lowell, the organization that has settled immigrants and refugees in Lowell since 1918! A huge and important task and a student or students would get a terrific research experience from this for certain. Work could start this summer and it would end in Dec. 2018 with the opening of the exhibit."

Name: Advanced Materials with Nese Orbey

Mentor:     Dr. Nese Orbey, Chemical Engineering

Name:        Advanced Materials with Nese Orbey

Title:           Submitted by the student after consultation with Dr. Orbey

Project Description: Submitted by the student after consultation with Dr. Orbey

Dr. Orbey has agreed to have her name posted as a somebody who is willing to mentor an honors student. In the recent past, Dr. Orbey has mentored a number of honors students.

Name: Toby and Larry Hodes Research Fellowship

Status:   This FY19 fellowship is not available at this time.

Mentor:  The student and the mentor need to find each other.

Type:      Research

Name:    Toby and Larry Hodes Research Fellowship

Title:      Required and should be given in the project description by the student.

Project Description: Required and must be attached to the application.

The Toby and Larry Hodes Honors Fellowship is given to a woman engineering major who is engaged  research that is supported by a faculty mentor.

Past recipients

Fiscal Year Student Recipient Faculty Mentor
FY18 Quiana Curcuru Zhu Mao
FY17 Mikayla Essigmann Zhiyong Gu

Note: If you apply for this fellowship and you are not selected, your application will be considered for a General Honors College Research Fellowship.