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2013 EUReCA Winners

Congratulations to the College of Engineering winners at this year’s EUReCA undergraduate research competition!

These awards come with a cash prize of $400, given by the Office of Research and the College of Engineering. There were twenty-nine total engineering entries from eight engineering departments.

Special thanks to the faculty members on the judging team:

Stephen Paddison, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Philip Ye, Department of Biosystems Engineering
Toby Boulet, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering
Wes Hines, Department of Nuclear Engineering
Charles Cao, Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The winners are:

Mary Bailey and Adithi Amarnath“Elucidating Role of Heart Valve Cells in the Aortic Valve Calcification”;
Mary Bailey, Adithi Amarnath, Biomedical Engineering, Faculty Sponsor Dr. Zannatul Ferdous

In addition to the College award, the poster by Mary Bailey and Adithi Amarnath won the Office of Research and Engagement Top Award, one of only three all-university awards.


Victor Lollar, EUReCA Winner“In-Situ Condition Monitoring of Components in Small Modular Reactors”;
Victor Brady Lollar, Nuclear Engineering, Faculty Sponsor B. R. Upadhyaya





Morgan Baltz“Characterization of Influenza Hemagglutin Mutants for the Elucidation of Key Residues’ Effect on Refolding”;
Morgan Baltz, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Faculty Advisor Eric Boder



Thomas DeWit“An Inter-Keypoint Orientation Descriptor for RGB-D Object Recognition”;
Thomas Warren DeWit, Computer Science, Faculty Sponsor Lynne Parker





Brock Bartley“Tarnish Resistant Silver Nanoparticles for Ultrastable Plasmonic Applications”;
Brock Bartley, Material Science, Faculty Sponsor Ramki Kalyanaraman





Ryan Hodges, Brandon Massengill, Brittani Perez, and Chanci King“Subclinical Mastisis Inline Detection System”;
Ryan Hodges, Brandon Massengill, Brittani Perez, Chanci King, Biosystems Engineering, Faculty Sponsor John Wilkerson