WE20: Come See Research from SWE’s Next Generation

Interested in SWE student research? Come join the WE20 Student Research Competition Sessions!
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The Society of Women Engineers is proud to announce the WE20 Annual Conference Poster and Rapid Fire student research competition finalists. These students were selected from a competitive applicant pool to present their research during WE20 sessions.

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“Rapid Fire” talks are short and powerful student research presentations. The 10 student finalists will present their cutting edge research, highlighting their accomplishments in the lab. The talks are engaging and inspiring. The poster session highlights 10 student poster presentations. The Poster Competition is an opportunity for students to highlight their communication skills to a wider audience beyond their technical field. This year due to the virtual format, poster finalists are presenting a short ‘pop talk’ during the sessions to introduce their posters.

Poster: Graduate Students

Attend Virtually: Friday, November 6, 1:30-3:00 pm CT

Name School Topic
Alena Bessmertnykh University of Houston The effects of proppant on the near-front behavior of a hydraulic fracture
Kathrine Bretl University of Colorado Boulder Improved Feasibility of Spaceflight Artificial Gravity through Human Vestibular Acclimation to High Speed Rotation
Gabrielle Cantor Indiana University IntelliPlants: An Automated Self-Contained Greenhouse
Marley Dewey University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign How to repair bone in 3 easy steps
Sitoshna Jatty Chemical Engineering Design of Pumped Hydro Energy Storage System for Smart Grid Application
Shweta Karnik University of Houston Development of a Blood Shear Stress Device using Experimental and Numerical Methods
Elizabeth Mamros University of New Hampshire Custom Metallic Biomaterials through Controlled Deformation and Phase Transformation in Stainless Steel 316L
Ozioma Nwachukwu Southern University and A&M College A Prospective of Coal Fly Ash Conversion to Zeolite Membrane for Wastewater Treatment Application
Mitra Shabanisamghabady Clemson University Plastic deformation of Al0.3CoCrFeNi High Entropy Alloys
Fatema Zohra Texas State University Smart Automation of an Integrated Water System

Poster: Undergraduate Students

Attend Virtually: Saturday, November 7, 1:30-3:00 pm CT

Name School Topic
Elizabeth Bury The University of Alabama Mechanical Characterization of the Effects of Paraffinic Oil on the Thermoplastic Elastomer, Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene-Styrene
Jessica Ezemba Texas A&M University Traumatic Brain Injury at the Cellular Level: Design of a Concussion Bioreactor
Daksha Jadhav Georgia Institute of Technology Identification of Abnormal Gait in Hemiplegic Stroke Patients Using a Force Sensor Outsole
Lucinda Lau Rowan University Use of Dexamethasone and Lidocaine in a hydrogel matrix to decrease inflammatory response at insulin pump catheter injection site
Allison Martinez Florida International University Role of Pericytes in Electrical Signal Conduction in the Cerebral Microcirculation: Insights from a Mathematical Model
Michaela Matocha Texas A&M University How Content Ownership and Reuse Beliefs Vary Across Photo Sharing Services
Keira Mull Notre Dame of Maryland University Using Virtual Reality & Electron Microscopy to Quantify Outer Hair Cell Ribbon Synapses Acoustic Trauma
Courtney Smoljan Colorado School of Mines Mesoporous Microspherica Nickel Oxide Catalysts for Deoxygenation of Oleic acid
Siva Sreedhar University of Illinois at Chicago Differentiating Muscularis Mucosa and Muscularis Propria in Bladder TIssue with FTIR Imaging
Gabrielle Waters Tennessee Technological University Convergent access to bis-1,2,4-triazinyl-2,2′-bipyridines (BTBPs) and 2,2′-bipyridines via a Pd-catalyzed Ullman-type reaction

Rapid Fire: Graduate Students

Attend Virtually: Friday, November 6, 11:00-12:30 pm CT

Name School Topic
Ogochukwu Enekwizu New Jersey Institute of Technology Is it Condensation or Evaporation that Drives Aggregate Restructuring?
Emily Ford Arizona State University Relating nano-mechanical response to qualitative chemical maps of ultra-high performance cementitious binders
Rebecca Frederick The University of Texas at Dallas Controlling Lower Limb Motion with Wireless Nerve Stimulation
Andrea Joseph University of Washington Therapeutic nanoparticles for neonatal brain injury
Aleksandra Kalinowska Northwestern University Abduction loading affects motor coordination in individuals post stroke, informing targeted rehabilitation
Courtney Keiser University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mechanically Optimized Vascular Bypass Grafts for Treating Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease in the Lower Limb
Nancy Lu Princeton University Understanding hydrogel behavior in soils to improve irrigation efficiency
AYUMI MANAWADU Washington State University Impact identification on concrete panels using a surface-bonded smart piezoelectric module (SBSPM) system
Isabella Sanders Georgia Institute of Technology Strategic Market Deployment for Start-Ups: Farm-to-Table Platforms
Riannon Smith University of Iowa Thermoreversible Hydrogels for Sprayable Treatment of Burn Wound Infections

Rapid Fire: Undergraduate Students

Attend Virtually:  Saturday, November 7, 11:00-12:30 pm CT

Name School Topic
Eva Cai Harvard University Novel Ionic Liquid for Transtympanic Drug Delivery for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Kathryn Chamberlin ASU Arctic Ice Management
Roshni Gandhi Rowan University The SleeveSaver as an Accessibility Device for Limited Mobility Individuals
Angela Gao UCLA Development of a Tension Sensor System for Modeling Artificial Fingertip Force
Madeline Groettum The Catholic University of America Mobility Limited Weight Scale
Mia Hoffman University of Notre Dame Analyzing the Cortical Thickness of the Primate Brain using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Rhea Jain Drexel University Design and Fabrication of a Synthetic Larynx using 3D Printing
Marissa Mueller The University of Iowa Lifestyle Physical Activity Measurement- Accelerometer Scoring Influences and Interactions
Jillian Saunders Drexel University Fragile X Granules localize near axonal plasma membranes independent of the Fragile X protein FMRP
Annabel Yau University of California, Berkeley Assessing the Lifespan of Ceramic Thin Film Encapsulation for Long-Term Neural Implants

If considering attending, it’s recommended to download the latest Zoom Client for Meetings, available free here.

If you are interested in applying for the research competitions for WE21, keep a lookout in spring on the collegiate competitions page. WE21 abstract applications will be posted in May 2021 and close on June 15, 2021. 

Also, WE Local research competitions are still open, closing Tuesday, November 10, apply here to present your research at a WE Local.

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