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Three College of Engineering students place at Annual Graduate Research Symposium

Amber Hubbard
Amber Hubbard received first place at the 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium.
Brett Pearce
Brett Pearce

Three graduate students in the College of Engineering at NC State were recognized as best presenters at the University’s 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium on March 22.

Of the 25 recognized presenters from each discipline, the three engineering winners are:

First place | Amber Hubbard
Degree program: Chemical Engineering
Project title: “Curvature of Light Responsive, Shape Memory Polymers for the Production of Biologically-Inspired, Functional Devices”
Advisors: Dr. Michael Dickey and Dr. Jan Genzer

Second place | Brett Pearce
Degree program: Aerospace Engineering
Project title: “Autonomous Aerobatics: A Linear Algorithm and Implementation for a Slow Roll”
Advisors: Dr. Larry Silverberg, Dr. Ashok Gopalarathnam, and Dr. Gregory Buckner

Sean Smith
Sean Smith

Third place | Sean Smith
Degree program: Biomedical Engineering
Project title: “Mechanisms of Chitosan/Interleukin-12 Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Bladder Cancer”
Advisors: David Zaharoff

The research symposium is presented by the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association and had more than 200 NC State graduate students presenting this year in eight categories.

Judges evaluated students on the quality of their research, quality of information on the poster, oral communication about the poster and creativity and aesthetic of the poster. All winners received a plaque and cash prize. First place winners receive $350; second place, $200; and third place, $100.

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