In April, fifteen of the College’s students and faculty shared their research and design projects by participation in the University-wide Research Dialogues.
The two day event featured traditional poster presentations, research symposiums, and two inaugural activities – a 3 Minute Thesis Competition for Master’s and PhD students, and a Faculty Elevator Pitch Competitions. Two CECS members won those competitions:
- 3 Minute Thesis Competition – effective explanation of the student’s thesis to an audience unfamiliar with the subject – top prize won by Computational Engineering PhD candidate Jhiin Joo.
- Faculty Elevator Pitch Competition – presentation of research in a limited timeframe and “layman language – STEM topic prize of a $1,500 mini-research grant was won by Dr. Daniel Loveless, Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor.
The 11th annual CECS Research and Design Showcase, coordinated by Mechanical Engineering Professor Cecelia Wigal, provided an opportunity to share with the campus the research efforts of students in every major in the College. The student posters and displays of thirty-one student design teams provided an effective platform showcasing applied research initiatives ranging from adaptive devices to improve the lives of those with physical challenges to the SAE mini-baja car.