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Student Presentations Win Awards at 16th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium
SyracuseCoE has announced the winners of its annual competition for presentations of student research and innovation projects. Thirty-three students from four academic institutions presented posters in the competition, which was held in conjunction with SyracuseCoE’s 16th annual Symposium. Projects addressed topics including:
- advanced building technologies;
- clean and renewable energy;
- design resilience;
- healthy buildings;
- indoor environmental quality;
- recycling strategies;
- sustainable urban design; and
- water resource management.
Students from Syracuse University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), Clarkson University and Rochester Institute of Technology presented posters. Students’ presentations were evaluated on the information presented about their projects, the layout and design of their posters, and their knowledge and ability to answer questions from the judges. Judges met with each student for 5-10 minutes to discuss their projects.
“The students did outstanding jobs addressing complex and important topics related to environmental and energy systems,” says Edward Bogucz, SyracuseCoE executive director and associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. “We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to supporting their success in the future.”
Posters were judged in three categories: undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. Winners were:
1st Place: Bryan Morris, mechanical engineering major, Syracuse University, “Design and Testing of a Micro Scroll Compressor”; Faculty advisor: H. Ezzat Khalifa.
2nd Place: Olivia Chen, chemical engineering major, Syracuse University, “UV Method for Total Mercury Analysis”; Faculty advisor: Charles Driscoll.
3rd Place: Joshua Saxton, civil engineering major, Syracuse University, “Design and calibration of a rainfall simulator for plot scale experiments”; Faculty advisor: Cliff Davidson
1st Place: Matthew Rushby, M.S. mechanical and aerospace engineering major, Syracuse University, “Exploring the Performance of Dual-Phase Oxygen Transport Membranes for Carbon Capture Purposes”; Faculty advisor: Jeongmin Ahn.
2nd Place: Leah Harnish, M.S. environmental studies major, SUNY ESF, “Comparing Water Source Knowledge in Cities that exceed the Lead Action Level”; Faculty advisor: Sharon Moran.
3rd Place: Sebastien Simonnet and Christine Robillard, master of architecture I majors, “Light Breeze”; Faculty advisors: David Shanks and Bess Krietemeyer.
1st place: Meng Kong, mechanical and aerospace Engineering Ph.D. candidate, Syracuse University, “Modeling and Experimental Study of Using Micro-environment Control for Thermal Comfort”; Faculty advisors: Jianshun Zhang, Thong Dang and H. Ezzat Khalifa
2nd Place Ryan Milcarek, mechanical and aerospace Engineering Ph.D. candidate, “Flame-Assisted Fuel Cells for Combined Heat and Power and Jet Engine Applications”; Faculty advisor: Jeongmin Ahn
3rd Place: Kristina Gutchess and Shannon Garvin, Earth sciences students, Syracuse University, “Increased salinity in central New York headwater catchments associated with long-term road salt application”; Faculty advisors: Laura Lautz, Zunli Lu, and Li Jin (SUNY-Cortland).
Poster judges included Yahya Al Rayyes, HealthWay Home Products; Vincent Bongio, SBB Inc.; Joseph Borowiec, NYSERDA; Aimee Clinckhammer, NYS DEC; Robert DelZoppo, SRC Inc.; Hugh Henderson, CDH Energy; Peter King, King + King Architects; and Lawrence Wetzel, Air Innovations.
Abstracts of all student posters presented at the 2016 SyracuseCoE Symposium are available at http://syracusecoe.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2016-SyracuseCoE-Student-Poster-Abstract-Book.pdf