Regan, Soucy receive top honors at 2020 UMaine Student Symposium
Daniel Regan, GSBSE PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Dr. Susan J. Hunter Presidential Research Impact Award for the top Graduate Presentation overall at the 2020 UMaine Student Symposium held virtually on October 2nd, 2020. He was additionally selected as the top graduate presenter in the category of Engineering and Information Sciences. His presentation was titled “Optimizing Liquid-Gated Membranes for Bioaerosol Capture and Release,” and he is advised by Dr. Caitlin Howell, GSBSE affiliated faculty at UMaine. His presentation can be viewed here: https://video.maine.edu/media/Daniel+Regan/1_g70cfvp9/178037821
Additionally, Ashley Soucy, GSBSE PhD Candidate in Biomedical Science, was awarded top graduate presenter in the category of Biomedical Sciences. Her presentation was titled “Rab27a in Exosome Function in Perivascular Adipose Tissue,” and she is advised by Dr. Lucy Liaw, GSBSE affiliated faculty at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. Her presentation can be viewed here: https://video.maine.edu/media/Ashley+Soucy/1_34iersfv/176159061
In a virtual platform, 270 students showcased 131 research and creative works at the 2020 UMaine Student Symposium, the fifth annual symposium provided an opportunity for the public to view student research and scholarly work – all online due to COVID-19.
The free public event was organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), Student Government, and the Graduate Student Government as part of Maine Impact Week.
Nearly 85 volunteer judges scored projects in 10 categories encompassing all fields of study at UMaine. The top students were awarded at the close of the virtual ceremony.
More information including full award winners can be found here: https://umaine.edu/umss/2020/10/02/award-winners/