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5th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum for Engineering and Architecture Students

Photo of the Undergraduate Research Forum for Engineering and Architecture Students Knowlton Hall was abuzz with students eager to present their research at the 2014 Undergraduate Research Forum for Engineering and Architecture Students March 21. 

The College of Engineering, Knowlton School of Architecture and Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society, partnered to hold the fifth annual event.

Students presented their posters to three judges in the form of faculty members, graduate students and industry partners who provided feedback on the clarity of visual graphics, experimental objectives and overall presentation. Each judge was responsible for scoring three students over the course of the event. 

The forum provided engineering and architecture students an opportunity to practice their research presentation skills ahead of the Denman event. 

Jillian Yuricich, an aerospace and astronautical engineering major, presented her research on turbulence intensity in wind tunnels at the forum. 

“This is my first research project outside of just studies at school. I really want to see if this is where I want to go with a future career,” Yuricich said. “I also find it really great to be able to gather up different disciplines and not only share my research with the participants, but see other students’ research as well.”

Mechanical Engineering major Achal Singhal earned first place with his poster titled, "Performance enhancement in advanced rotorcraft using NS-BSD plasma actuators.” 

Scott Koch, also in mechanical engineering, received second place with his research on “Design of an eddy current probe for cancer detection." 

Biomedical engineering major Michael Whipple received third place honors for his poster titled "Ca2+/Calmodulin- dependent protein kinase II-dependent regulation of TREK-1."  

This first, second and third place winners received a $100 Amazon gift card, $80 movie basket and $69.95 Kindle respectively.