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K-State Today

May 5, 2017



Undergraduate poster competition highlights engineering research

By Kaitlynn Bachman

Seventy-four Kansas State University engineering undergraduate students from eight engineering departments participated in the 2017 Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Competition April 27 in the Engineering Complex atrium.

The event showcased 54 poster presentations under two categories: undergraduate research posters and student design/build/team/class projects. Research topics included health, energy, infrastructure and information technology.

The event provided the students a unique opportunity to share their research activities in a professional setting in an on-campus event to fellow K-State students and faculty who stopped by to view the entries and interact with the participants. Volunteer faculty and graduate students were involved in judging the posters.

The following students were selected to receive awards:

Undergraduate research category

• Daniel Clausing, senior in electrical and computer engineering, first place, $500 award. Research advisor: Punit Prakash, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

• Katherine Benton, junior in architectural engineering and construction science, second place tie, $300 award. Research advisors: Julia Keen, professor, and Katie Loughmiller, assistant professor of architectural engineering and construction science.

• Brendon Hutley, junior, Jacob Phillips, senior, and Dylan Darter, sophomore, all in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, second place tie, $300 award. Research advisors: Margaret Rys and Shing Chang, both associate professors of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering.

• Whitney Cox, senior in electrical and computer engineering, third place, $100 award. Research advisor: Punit Prakash, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Design/build/team/class project research category

• Megan Richards, Kaley Brungardt and Kendra Schuette, all seniors in biological and agricultural engineering, first place, $500 award. Team advisors: Edwin Brokesh, instructor, Mei He, assistant professor, both of biological and agricultural engineering.

• Jesse Meier, sophomore, Colton Churchill, junior, both in biological and agricultural engineering, second place, $300 award. Team advisor: Edwin Brokesh, instructor of biological and agricultural engineering.

• Adam Claassen, junior in electrical and computer engineering, third place, $100 award. Team advisor, Walter McNeil, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering.

The forum was sponsored by the Engineering Research and Graduate Programs Office in the College of Engineering.