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Hew Leads Engineering Students at ACES Symposium

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Engineering students won nearly one-third of all awards at the University’s Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) competition March 27. Seven students from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Departments won awards.

Yayu Monica Hew (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) won the Undergraduate Sustainability Award and the President’s Award in Undergraduate Afternoon Oral Presentation for her research on Wireless Strain Sensing System for Structural Health Monitoring in Space.  

Yayu Monica Hew

Monica Hew

ACES is a university-wide, daylong event that occurs in late March. ACES showcases the best of our students' research and creativity. Undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty mentors in their disciplines to write and submit abstracts for the competition. The approved abstracts are then turned into oral presentations or posters to be presented at the symposium.

Other award-winning students were:  

UNDERGRADUATE POSTER PRESENTATION

Graduate Dean’s Poster Award: Elizabeth Blaiszik (MAE)
“Three-Dimensional Instabilities Downstream of a Detonation Wave”

Honorable Mention: Sarah M. Hussein (MAE)  
"Examination of Favre Averaging Applied to Detonation-Turbulence Interaction"

GRADUATE POSTER PRESENTATION
Provost’s Poster Award: Primana Punnakitikashem (BE)
“Antibacterial Nanofibrous Mesh – A Wound Healing Device for Complex Wound Treatment”   

GRADUATE MORNING ORAL PRESENTATION

Graduate Dean’s Award: Benjamin Johnston (BE)
“Nerve conduit design for controlled regeneration of nervous tissue following peripheral nerve injury.”  

GRADUATE AFTERNOON ORAL PRESENTATION
Provost’s Award: Sonia Samir (CE)
“Feasibility of Landfill Mining and Reclamation in a Closed Landfill”  

Honorable Mention: Jody Sankey (CSE)
“Dovetail: An Internet routing protocol that doesn’t reveal your identity”   

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