The Society of Women Engineers is proud to announce the WE20 Annual Conference Poster and Rapid Fire student research competition winners. These students were selected from a competitive applicant pool after presenting their research during WE20 sessions.
Rapid Fire Competition
“Rapid Fire” talks are short and powerful student research presentations. Ten student finalists presented their cutting edge research, highlighting their accomplishments in the lab. Their talks were engaging and inspiring.
- Courtney Keiser | University of Nebraska-Lincoln | Mechanically Optimized Vascular Bypass Grafts for Treating Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease in the Lower Limb
- Andrea Joseph | University of Washington | Therapeutic Nanoparticles for Neonatal Brain Injury
- Nancy Lu | Princeton University | Understanding Hydrogel Behavior in Soils to Improve Irrigation Efficiency
- Kathryn Chamberlin | ASU | Arctic Ice Management
- Roshni Gandhi | Rowan University | The SleeveSaver as an Accessibility Device for Limited Mobility Individuals
- Eva Cai | Harvard University | Novel Ionic Liquid for Transtympanic Drug Delivery for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
The Poster Competition offers 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 presented a short ‘pop talk’ during the sessions to introduce their posters.
- Ozioma Nwachukwu | Southern University and A&M College | A Prospective of Coal Fly Ash Conversion to Zeolite Membrane for Wastewater Treatment Application
- Alena Bessmertnykh | University of Houston | The Effects of Proppant on the Near-Front Behavior of a Hydraulic Fracture
- Elizabeth Mamros | University of New Hampshire | Custom Metallic Biomaterials Through Controlled Deformation and Phase Transformation in Stainless Steel 316L
- Allison Martinez | Florida International University | Role of Pericytes in Electrical Signal Conduction in the Cerebral Microcirculation: Insights from a Mathematical Model
- Keira Mull | Notre Dame of Maryland University | Using Virtual Reality & Electron Microscopy to Quantify Outer Hair Cell Ribbon Synapses Acoustic Trauma
- Lucinda Lau | Rowan University | Use of Dexamethasone and Lidocaine in a Hydrogel Matrix to Decrease Inflammatory Response at Insulin Pump Catheter Injection Site
Thank you again to all of our brilliant and hardworking Collegiate Competition finalists, and a big ‘Congratulations!’ to our winners!