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Undergraduate poster forum highlights engineering research

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


MANHATTAN — Three Kansas State University engineering students are being recognized for excellence in research as winners of the College of Engineering's spring 2015 Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum.

Seventy-three students participated in the April 30 event, which featured 49 poster presentations from eight different engineering departments. Research topics included advanced materials and processes, energy, water and others. Forty-two faculty and graduate students were involved in judging the posters, with many stopping by to view the entries.

"We were excited to see our poster forum double in size this spring," said Noel Schulz, associate dean of research and graduate programs in the College of Engineering. "In addition to gaining experience in presenting their work in a professional setting, the forum also gives students an opportunity to share their research activities with fellow K-State students and faculty."

The following students were selected as winners of the spring 2015 forum:

Eric Kerschen, senior in mechanical engineering, Garden Plain, $300 first-place award for his poster, "Natural-Based Systems for Indoor Humidification." Kerschen's research adviser is Melanie Derby, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Allison Sommer, junior in mechanical engineering, Kearney, Missouri, $200 second-place award for her poster, "Reducing Oxygen from Graphene Oxide by Unconventional Methods." Sommer's research adviser is Gupreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Luke Snider, senior in biological systems engineering, Abilene, $100 third-place award for his poster, "Corn Dry Milling and Laboratory-Scale Degerming Optimization." Snider's research adviser is Lisa Wilken, assistant professor of biological and agricultural engineering.

The forum was sponsored by the Engineering Research and Graduate Programs Office in the College of Engineering. To learn more about the forum and view a full list of participants and posters, visit http://www.engg.ksu.edu/ergp/undergrad_research/spring_2015.html.


Noel Schulz


Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum

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Abilene and Garden Plain, Kansas; and Kearney, Missouri

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Mary Rankin

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Prizes have been awarded to three students presenting their posters at the spring 2015 Engineering Undergraduate Research Poster Forum.