Wednesday March 29, 2017

UD Engineers Take First, Third Prizes at Research Fair

By Kelly Garrow, School of Engineering

Students from area colleges and universities recently showcased their research at the second annual STEM-Cyber Research Fair, which was held this year at the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) facility.

The event, held in collaboration with the Air Force Institute of Technology, Sinclair Community College’s National UAS Training and Certification Center, and the University of Dayton, attracted 22 student researchers.

President of SOCHE, Sean Joseph Creighton, presented University of Dayton student, Nuha Al Habis, with the first place prize of a $100 gift card. Second place, $75, was awarded to Captain Inna Chavez of the Air Force Institute of Technology. The third place award of $50 was presented to University of Dayton student, Venkat Rajeev Reddy Malipeddi.

Al Habis is a doctoral candidate in materials engineering whose research topic was Enhancing the Cell Proliferation using Conductive Scaffolds. Malipeddi, who will receive his master’s degree in computer science this spring, presented on Web and Mobile Application Development to Meet the Needs of the Dayton Food Bank.

“The Dayton-Cincinnati region is rich in innovative research thanks to the dedication of our youngest scientists, and this annual research fair is one way to showcase student talent,” said Creighton.

Congratulations to these student researchers.

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