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May 2, 2019

Showcase highlights engineering undergraduate research activities

Submitted by Mary Rankin

First-place tie winners, Camille Brown, senior, and Katherine Stachowiak; second photo, Second-place winner, Berkley White

The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering hosted its annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Showcase April 25 in the Engineering Complex atriums. Thirty-seven posters were presented representing health, information technology, infrastructure and energy research areas.

Faculty, staff and graduate students served as judges of the posters. The winning entries are as follows:

Tying for first place were the team of Camille Brown, senior, and Katherine Stachowiak, junior, both in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, "Kansas Health Care Preparedness and Response Supply Chain Integrity Assessment"; research adviser, Jessica Heier Stamm, associate professor, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; and Berkley White, senior, biological and agricultural engineering, "Impact of Cell Disruption Method on Protein Release and Recovery from Microalgae"; research adviser, Lisa Wilken, associate professor, biological and agricultural engineering.

Third-place winner was Bailey McAuley, junior, chemical engineering, "Photocatalytic Degradation of NOx Using CNT-TiO2 Nanocomposites"; research advisor, Placidus Amama, associate professor, chemical engineering.

Learn more about the showcase at engg.ksu.edu/ergp/undergraduate-research/showcase/.