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Buckeye engineers earn awards at Denman, Hayes and college research forums


Fourteen College of Engineering students and a postdoctoral scholar were recognized for their research prowess at three university research forums this spring.

The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, Undergraduate Research Forum for Engineering and Architecture, and Hayes Advanced Research Forum foster student engagement in critical discovery and innovation. They also provide students and postdoctoral scholars with unique opportunities to showcase their research and accomplishments to the Ohio State community and beyond.

William York presents his poster at the Denman Forum
William York 

28th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

More than 200 Ohio State graduating senior undergraduates presented their research endeavors in 10 categories during the 28th Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum on March 7, 2023, in Pomerene Hall.

Showcasing research projects from Ohio State’s brightest undergraduates, the Denman recognizes winners in each category as determined by faculty or alumni reviewers. Seven Buckeye engineers earned honors in five categories at the 2023 Denman Forum.

Mechanical engineering major William York earned top honors in the engineering and technology category for his project, “Development of a Coupled, Acoustic–Structural Model of a Speaker with Focus on Inverse Parameter Identification Methods.” Fellow mechanical engineering major Mitchell Wong received an honorable mention.

Cassidy Brozovich, a food, agricultural and biological engineering major, received first place in the earth and beyond category with her project, “Envisioning How Historical, Current, and Future Climate Relate to Urban Stormwater Control Measure Effectiveness.” Ecological engineering major Madison Kacica took second place.

Computer science and engineering major Hannah Fouts earned third place in the human experience category, while biomedical engineering major Shivangi Mohta received second in the innovations in medicine category.

A smiling Hannah Fouts chats with someone at the Denman Forum.
Hannah Fouts

In addition, biomedical engineering major Aneesh Zutshi took top honors in the understanding cancer category for his project, “In vitro model of Glioblastoma to study subpopulation induced extracellular matrix changes.”

Thanks to the generosity of the Denman family, honorable mention winners received $200; third place received $300, second place, $400; and first place winners received $500. For a full list of Denman winners, visit the forum website

14th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum for Engineering and Architecture

Nineteen students presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Forum for Engineering and Architecture on April 11 in Scott Laboratory.

Hosted by Ohio State’s College of Engineering, the Knowlton School and Tau Beta Pi, the Undergraduate Research Forum encourages students from all engineering and architecture disciplines to share their research, regardless of the stage of progress.

Projects were assessed by volunteer faculty and graduate student judges who recognized four students for their exemplary research and presentation skills. Each winner received an Amazon gift card.

Adithya Ramaswami with his poster at the Undergraduate Research Forum for Engineering and Architecture
Adithya Ramaswami

Aerospace engineering major Adithya Ramaswami earned first place for his project, “Urban Traffic Management Ground-Based Radar Performance Analysis.”

Second place went to biomedical engineering major Shivangi Mohta for her project, “βIV-spectrin is Responsible for Orienting Concentric Versus Eccentric Cardiomyocyte Hypertrophy via Microtubules.”

Mechanical engineering majors Joey Caley and Collin Mailhot tied for third place. Their projects are “Recursive Estimation of RSO Dynamics and States from Partial State Measurements” and “A Study of the Mechanics of Tracheal Stent Migration,” respectively.

Students who are interested in participating in research can learn more about the benefits and find tips on getting involved on the undergraduate research page.

37th Annual Hayes Forum

Three College of Engineering graduate students and one postdoctoral scholar took home top awards for outstanding oral presentations at the 2023 Annual Edward F. Hayes Advanced Research Forum, held February 24, 2023. Nearly 200 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars presented their innovative and exemplary research at the event.

Allyanna Rice, a PhD student in electrical engineering earned top honors in the engineering oral presentations category for her project, “A Stretchable, Conductive Thread-Based Sensor Towards Wearable Monitoring of Muscle Atrophy.”

Chemical and biomolecular engineering PhD students Xilal Rima and Tanay Jawdekar took second and third place, respectively.

Natalia von Windheim, a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence, earned an honorable mention in the biological/life sciences, health sciences, and biomedical engineering category.

More than 14,000 in cash prizes were awarded at the forum, which is a collaboration between The Ohio State University's Council of Graduate Students, Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the Enterprise for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge with support from the Office of Student Life. For a full list of winners, visit the forum website.