Engineers Take Prizes at ACES
Friday, March 28, 2014
Engineering students took 11 of 29 prizes and faculty advisor Samir Iqbal was honored as the Outstanding ACES Faculty Mentor at UTA's annual ACES competition March 26.
In the undergraduate competition, Arya Banait (MAE) earned the Provost's Award in the afternoon oral presentations. Biology students under the mentorship of J.-C. Chiao (EE) and Mario Romero-Ortega (BE) took honorable mention in the poster competition and morning oral presentations, respectively.
The College fared very well in the graduate competition. Engineering students swept all five awards in the poster presentation, took three awards -- including the top two honors -- in the morning oral presentation, and two awards in the afternoon oral presentations.
ACES (Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students) is a university-wide, daylong event that showcases the best of 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.
Past presentations have featured research on gene therapy, business relations, army recruiting, pain control, better tools for builders, history, philosophy, biochemistry, engineering. They have presented works of art, literature, music, and stage performances. ACES is truly an interdisciplinary event in which any student from any program can participate.