CREST Students Keep on the Tradition of Being Among The Best in TMS Meetings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcelo Suarez   
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 14:27

It has become a tradition for  University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez and CREST students to participate in the The Minerals Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meetings and to register in their Student Poster Competitions. Also it has become a tradition for this successful students to bring back to Puerto Rico, First Prizes from that competition as it happend in TMS 2013 held in San Antonio, TX on March 2-7. Marcos Corchado, Mechanical Engineering undergraduate won the First Prize in the Light Metals Division for his work titled "Effects of Zinc and AlB2 Particles on Absorbed Impact Energy of an Aluminum Matrix Composite," co-authored by Fernando Reyes, Industrial Engineering undergraduate. In addition, Gerardo Nazario, Civil Engineering undegraduate, received the First Place in the Extraction and Processing Division for his poster titled "Porosity and Percolation in Sintered Recycled Glass for Polluted Soil Filtering." This work was coauthored by Wesley Cuadrado, Anel Arroyo, Jasmine Figueroa, Liliana Hernández, and Andrea López, all UPRM students affiliated to the Center for Education & Training in Agriculture & Related Sciences (CETARS), CREST sister center,

Marcos Corchado and his winning poster Gerardo Nazario and his poster in TMS 2013

Eight more members of CREST, CETARS and Material Advantage participated in the conference in addition to Marcos Corchado and Gerardo Nazario: Sujeily Soto, Sugeily Flores, Luis Zapata, Ulises Barajas, David Florián, Elvin Estremera, and Neshma López. In addition to the poster contest, Neshma López, Marcos Corchado, Sujeily Soto and Elvin Estremera represented UPRM in the Material Bowl competition while Sujeily Soto and David Florián presented their work in different symposia.

The team while preparing for the conference (left) and during TMS 2013 (right)

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