Congratulations to the following individuals on their outstanding achievements:
Mark Borden of mechanical engineering has been selected to participate in the 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering.
Arthi Jayaraman of chemical and biological engineering was selected to receive the Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum Young Investigator Award, which will be presented at the AIChE meeting in San Francisco.
Lucy Sanders, chief executive of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), was one of five leaders honored with the U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Award in June.
CU aerospace and computer science students Rohit Dewani, Christine Fanchiang, Heather Hava, Keira Havens, Jordan Holquist, Emily Howard, Pileun Kim, Huy Le, Elizabeth Lombardi, Scott Mishra, Karuna Raja Reddy, Tim Villabona, and Daniel Zukowski won First Place and “Best Advanced Concepts” at NASA’s June 18-20 RASC-AL Program competition in Cocoa Beach, Florida for their robotic-integrated bio-regenerative life support system concept.
Jia Chew, who received a her PhD in chemical engineering as a member of Christine Hrenya’s research group, was awarded the AIChE Best PhD Thesis in Particle Technology for her experimental research on the impact of polydispersity on multiphase flows. Dr. Chew has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Two teams of environmental engineering students tied for second place in the National FAA Design Competition for Universities, Airport Environmental Interactions category, in June. Students Holly Atkinson, Marie Bernardo, Adrienne Davis, Carteret Lawrence, and Nolan Wilkins won for their Fuel Spill Containment project for the Bozeman International Airport, and John Crawford, Corey Hrutkay, Beau Radovich, John Usery, and Ben Wachter won for their LED Runway and Taxiway Lighting Powered with On-Site Solar Panels for the Grand Junction Regional Airport. Congratulations also go to faculty advisors Angela Bielefeldt and Karl Linden.
Luis Zea of aerospace engineering sciences was selected to receive one of two Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards given by the AIAA Foundation. The $5,000 awards are given in memory of the Wright brothers’ contributions to the evolution of flight, and are presented to students pursuing masters or PhDs.
Jesse Zhang, a high school student mentored by Jeff Forbes in aerospace engineering last year, has won first-place in the national Thacher Environmental Research Contest organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) for our project "Lunar tidal winds from the HRDI instrument onboard the UARS Satellite". The paper has also been accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research. He received a $2,000 cash prize.