TMS Awards Best of Show to a CREST Student's Poster PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcelo Suarez   
Sunday, 01 April 2012 12:32

On March 11-15, 4,339 attendees from 68 countries converged to the 141st Annual Meeting of The Minerals Metals and Materials Society (TMS) held in the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Florida. Four students supported by CREST participated in the Student Poster Contest in different Technical Divisions of TMS: José Moreno and Grace Rodríguez (Mech. Eng. undergraduates), Rafael Soler (Chem. Eng. graduating senior), and Luis Zapata (Civil Eng. graduate). Additionally, Elvin Estremera (CREST Mech. Eng. graduate) talked about his work on porous metals in an oral presentation.

Grace and Rafael won the First Prizes for their posters in their divisions: Extraction and Processing Division and Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division, respectively. Rafael's work was titled In the morning of Tuesday 13, Grace was also informed that she had won the Best of Show honor in the undergraduate category. Grace's poster was titled  Processing of Al Wires and Its Effect on Their Electrical Properties. According to Prof. Garry Warren, 2011 TMS President and competition judge: "Grace’s technical component was very strong and her presentation was quite good." Grace works with David Florián, Mech. Eng. graduate student in Prof. O. M. Suárez's research group.

This is the second year in a row that a CREST student brings the Best of Show award to Puerto Rico. In 2011 Roberto Manzano, currently an engineer at GE, had won this same award. Additionally, Rafael Soler had won the First Prize of the poster competition held during the 2011 MS&T annual conference.


Grace Rodríguez and her ribbons

UPRM Participants in TMS 2012


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