MSE Honors student wins 1st prize at 3rd Annual First Year Project Showcase

The Honors College 3rd Annual First Year Project Showcase took place on April 15. This year, a group of 45 first-year students presented their research findings during the ever-expanding spring showcase for the largest number of students presenting.

Research categories were:

  • Analytical Research
  • Applied Research/Community Project
  • Creative Expression
  • Design
  • Honors College Common Reading
  • Lab/Field Experience

Teri Elwood, an Honors freshman student who intends to major in
Materials Science and Engineering won 1st prize in the Lab/Field Experience
category with her project entitled “Graphene: Finding the Perfect Recipe”. Her faculty
mentors were Dr. Supapan Seraphin, assisted by Dr. Krishna Muralidharan and
Ph.D. candidate Tony Jefferson of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

 

FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

ANALYTICAL RESEARCH

Category Winner: Brittany Rudolph, “Lessons in Cultural Hybridity from a Renaissance Panel”

Honorable Mentions: Kaelyn Garner, “Go Veg! The Benefits of Eating Less Meat” and Ben Wu, “Phthalocyanine Self-Assembled Monolayers of Gold”

APPLIED RESEARCH/COMMUNITY PROJECT

Category and Overall Showcase Winner: Kaylie Sanchez,  “Community Based Allergic Diseases Education”

CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Category Winner: Alex McIntyre, “A Muerte: Progression and Dedication in Tucson Climbing”

Honorable Mentions: Julie Daffron, An Intrinsic Exploratory Dance” and Emily Franklin, “Tattoo: Who are you?”

DESIGN

Category Winner: Callie Branyan, “Integration of Artificial Muscle into Surveillance Robotics”

HONORS COLLEGE COMMON READING

Category Winner: Tanner Jean-Louis, “How are our Perceptions of Others Shaped by their Accents?”

LAB/FIELD EXPERIENCE

Category Winner: Teri Elwood, “Graphene: Finding the Perfect Recipe”

Honorable Mention: Theo Jones, “Lazy Ants: Temnothorax Rugatulus Inactivity”

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