Brilliant CREST Student Obtains First Prize in the Emerging Researchers National Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcelo Suarez   
Monday, 18 March 2013 13:41

Nicole Blanco Vicéns, undergraduate Industrial Engineering CREST student won first place in the Nanoscience category in the poster competition of the 2013 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) in STEM Conference . The conference was held in Washington DC from February 28 to March 3. Her poster titled "Understanding and Exploiting Compromises between Different Co-Zn Ferrite Nanoproperties” was coauthored by Zaimara E. Hernandez-Marquez (2012 Industrial Engineering graduate) and Silvana Urcia-Romero (former CREST student currently doctoral one in Florida State University). The project is a collaboration between the IRG2 and the Interdisciplinary Computational Group, led by Prof. Mauricio Cabrera-Ríos, Nicole's adviser.  Nicole is an accomplished young researcher, as evinced by a publication in the Journal of Engineering Manufacture and outstanding participation in local, national and international conferences. Her enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work has never gone unnoticed in such events.

Nicole Blanco

This is the third consecutive year that CREST students have received awards at this event. The ERN Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit such as the Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST).

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