The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Community (GSC) hosted their first research poster fair on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Devon Energy Hall. The student participants were all AME graduate students ranging from first-year graduate students to those nearing Ph.D. completion. The fair hosted over 15 participants who presented their research ranging from theoretical modeling research to experiment-based research. Three judges evaluated each participant’s poster and information along with a five minute explanation of the research from the participant. The judges were Dr. Yingtao Liu, AME Assistant Professor; David Campbell, Engineer at Tinker Air Force Base; and Beth Murray, Career Manager of Engineering Workforce Development at Tinker Air Force Base.
The hope of the poster fair was to provide students with presentation experience as well as respond to the judges challenging questions and critiques.
“Anybody can get up and do a slide show presentation, but when you have someone who actually knows [what] you’re talking about, they’re going to ask you critical questions,” Stewart Ohler, Ph.D. candidate, said.
The GSC awarded the top four winners with a cash prize and a certificate. The winners were as follows:
1st Place: Arun Balakrishnan (Ph.D. Candidate, Aerospace Engineering)
2nd Place: Lucas Balmer (Master’s Degree Student, Mechanical Engineering)
2nd Place: N. Anand Balu (Master’s Student, Mechanical Engineering)
2nd Place: Maryam Sabeghi and Jelena Milisavljevic (Master’s Students, Mechanical Engineering).
Congratulations to the winners and congratulations to the GSC for a successful event!
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