A CREST Tradition: Top-Notch Students Win Prizes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marcelo Suarez   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 17:36

Keeping the Center's tradition of high competitiveness and high-achievement, two CREST undergraduate students received prizes during the Science & Technology Symposium held in the Mayagüez campus of the University of Puerto Rico on April 16, 2013. The symposium was co-hosted by the Sacnas UPRM Chapter, the IEEE UPRM Branch, and the university's Hemispheric Center Cohemis. José Moreno Quiles, senior Mechanical Engineering student won the First Place in the Poster Category for his work titled "Processing, Characterization and Optimization of Mechanical Properties of an Al/NbB2 Composite," which was co-authored by Neshma López Meléndez, Chemical Engineering student. Additionally Seaska Pérez Avilés, Civil Engineering undergraduate, received the Second Place in the Oral Presentation Category for her work titled "Characterization and Tortuosity Index Formulation of a Polyimide Foam for Aerospace Applications," which was co-authored by Sugeily Flores Bonano (Mechanical Engineering graduate student).

José Moreno and his winning poster and First Place medal Seaska Pérez and her Second Place medal

Both students work under the supervision of Prof. O. Marcelo Suárez. Seaska's project is part of Sugeily Flores' research, which is also funded by the Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium, and is co-supervised by Prof. Walter Silva.

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