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Honors College Fellowships: Welcome

Honors College Fellowships

An Honors College Student Fellowship is a $1,500 grant given to a Commonwealth Honors student for pre-approved scholarly engagement that is overseen and guided by a mentor. Each fellowship must have a reading component, a writing component, and a speaking component. The student is expected to invest about 100 hours of focused effort. A single fellowship can be spread across twelve consecutive months, but cannot exceed. 

Please note: Students can only receive one (1) Honors College Student Fellowship.

The $1,500 grant is applied to a student's financial account. Typically, half of the award ($750) is disbursed at the start of the fellowship, with the second ($750) disbursed when the student satisfactorily completes the Final Presentation (15 minutes).

How to apply:

  1. Faculty mentor and student have already found each other: fill out the Faculty Mentor and Student Fellowship Application together 
  2. Faculty mentor has a project but needs help finding a qualified student: fill out the Faculty Fellowship Idea Application.  Honors students will be notified about the opportunity.
  3. Student wants a Fellowship, but needs help finding a faculty mentor: fill out the Student without a Faculty Mentor Fellowship Idea Application and the Fellowship team will help to identify a faculty mentor with an appropriate project

Submit applications and any questions to Julian_Zabalbeascoa@uml.edu

Note: Presentations will be held on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00PM-7:30PM. 4 presenters (max) at each Fellowship Group Presentation. A Zoom link will be given to you once your presentation date is confirmed. Use the Fellowship Presentation sign-up link below when ready to present. 

Faculty Research Fellowship Opportunities

*If interested, please contact the faculty member directly.  

 

Faculty Mentor Contact Information Faculty Department 

Fellowship Description (Click for more information)

Hsi-Wu Wong Hsiwu_Wong@uml.edu Chemical Engineering Waste Plastics Recycling
Zhenglun (Alan) Wei ZhenglunAlan_Wei@uml.edu

Biomedical

Engineering

Develop an ML-based estimation of TCPC hemodynamics using computational results as training data
Murat Inalpolat Murat_Inalpolat@uml.edu Mechanical Engineering

P1) Vibration and acoustics transmission from 3D-printed micro-lattice structures 

P2) Design and controls of an automotive drivetrain test rig.

P3) Controls and dynamic modeling of electric motors for electric vehicles

Christopher Carlsmith Christopher_Carlsmith@uml.edu History  Editorial Intern for History of Education Quarterly
Christopher Carlsmith Christopher_Carlsmith@uml.edu History

Honors Student Archives Assistant for Hellenic-American Archives Project

Ann Kronrod Ann_Kronrod@uml.edu Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Applying Language and Text Analysis to Learn about Consumers
Shanna Thompson Shanna_Thompson@uml.edu Center for Program Evaluation Center for Program Evaluation Honors Fellowship
Larissa Gaias and Hilary Lustick

Larissa_Gaias@uml.edu 

Hilary Lustick@uml.edu

Psychology &
Education
Uplifting the Voices of Restorative Coordinators
Seung Woo Son Seungwoo_Son@uml.edy Electrical and Computer Engineering A Study on Durability, Performance, and Efficiency of Time-Series Database 
Yan Luo Yan_Luo@uml.edu Electrical and Computer Engineering Cloud-based Timeseries Database, Visualization and Analytics
Noah Van Dam Noah_VanDam@uml.edu Mechanical Engineering Computer Simulations of Multiphase and Reacting Flows
Jana Sladkova Jana_Sladkova@uml.edu Psychology Exploring the needs of the Lowell Public Schools Abisi Adult Education Center: A Participatory Action Research Project
Robai Werunga Robai_Werunga@uml.edu Education The effects of Touch Math intervention on the number recognition skills and 1-2 digit addition/subtraction skills of students with significant cognitive disabilities 
Shanna Rae Thompson Shanna_Thompson@uml.edu Center for Program Evaluation  Center for Program Evaluation Honors Fellowship
Rahim Jindani rahim_jindani@uml.edu Plastics Engineering 

Development of sustainable chemistries, for functionalization on advanced food packaging materials to improve longer shelf life, and support for nutritional variety to marginalized, and local communities.

Lei Chen Lei_Chen@uml.edu Mechanical Engineering

Compact Microdrive and 3D-Printed Skull Cap System for Brain-machine Interface 

Juan Artes Vivancos Juan_ArtesVivancos@uml.edu Chemistry 

Single-Molecule Electrical Biodetection Of Biomarkers: Towards Rapid, Low-

Cost, Ultra-Sensitive Quantum Nano Biosensors For Health Screening

John McKenna John_McKenna@uml.edu Education

Special Education Services for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities: Investigations of Inclusive Practice and Parent/Guardian Perceptions.

Jasmina Burek Jasmina_Burek@uml.edu Mechanical Engineering 

Reinventing Social Infrastructure: From Abandoned Schools-to-Community Centers in Puerto Rico

Alan Wei ZhenglunAlan_Wei@uml.edu Biomedical Engineering

Machine learning has been progressively making its way to impact clinical decisions, especially in cardiovascular cardiology (so-called preventive cardiology). While most current endeavors focus on epidemiological and genetic predictors, it is marginally to apply machine learning to investigate cardiovascular fluid mechanics' contributions to cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, this project aims to explore the feasibility of using machine learning to predict complications and adverse events in patients with single ventricle (SV) malformations, one of the most severe and complex heart defects at birth. We will leverage the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-Georgia Tech (CHOP-GT) SV database, one of the largest academic SV databases in the United States (n = ~600).

Alan Wei ZhenglunAlan_Wei@uml.edu Biomedical Engineering

The mock circulatory loop has been widely used to assess cardiovascular hemodynamics, optimize medical devices, and assist pre-clinical testing of innovative therapy. One key step in building a cardiovascular loop is the measurement of pulsatile flow/pressure waveforms, which changes with time. This project aims to design a customized system to measure the time-varying flow/pressures in a mock cardiovascular loop. This project is feasible for undergraduate students, as a similar project has been done by an undergraduate (see reference 1)

David Claudio David_Claudio@uml.edu Mechanical Engineering 

A community-based participatory approach to support the Schools-to-Community Centers movement in PR: Opportunities and Challenges

Ramaswamy Nagarajan Ramaswamy_Nagarajan​@​uml.edu Plastics Engineering

focuses on the development of sustainable dyes with near-infrared reflective (NIR) properties for army uniforms. The undergraduate students will work closely with PhD students on day-to-day basis. The RA’s will be thoroughly trained on various characterization instruments that are used regularly for carrying out the research.

Ramaswamy Nagarajan ramaswamy_nagarajan@uml.edu plastics Engineering

focuses on the development of Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Harvesting Textiles. The undergraduate students will work closely with PhD students on day-to-day basis. The RA’s will be thoroughly trained on various instruments that are used regularly for carrying out the research.