In this year’s university undergraduate research competition, 13 excellent engineering projects represented the TCE. Five Tickle College of Engineering undergraduate research projects were singled out as award winners this year. They are:
Blue Crab Nursery for Stock Enhancement, James Bevington, Joseph Freeman, Benjamin Hoptroff, Clayton Parsons, Biosystems, Faculty Sponsor Dr. Paul Ayers
Single Crystal Growth, Crystallography and Magnetic Properties of Maus’ Salt, Mary Elizabeth Parker, Materials Science, Faculty Sponsor Dr. Claudia Rawn
A Step by Step Design Methodology for Designing a Base Case Vanadium Redox Battery, Mark Moore, Chemical Engineering, Faculty Sponsor Dr. Pete Counce
Study of the Movement of Giardia lanblia for Microrobot Applications, William Ray Henson, MABE, Faculty Sponsor Dr. Mingjun Zhang
These awards come with a cash prize of $400, given by the Office of Research and the College of Engineering. Special thanks to the faculty members who assisted Dr. Parsons with the judging:
Dr. X. Philip Ye, Biosystems Engineering
Dr. Stephen Paddison, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
In addition, the project, “H2 V. BE”: An Analysis of Environmental, Economic, Social Sustainability of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrids v. Battery Electrics for Near Urban Personal Transportation, Virginia Browning, Justin Ridenour, Daniel Teeters, Interdisciplinary, Faculty Sponsor Dr. Paul Frymier won the first annual university award for student project that best represented the concept of of Sustainability in all its aspects.
Congratulations to all the participants!