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Congratulations RISE:2019 Winners

April 5, 2019

Congratulations to our engineering students who won awards at the RISE:2019 Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo!

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Focus Awards

Kaustubh Shivdikar, Electrical MS'19Pi-Tiles: A Distributed Matrix-Multiplication Approach Over Tiled Data Using Raspberry PisGraduate Innovator Award
Basma Bargal, Industrial PhD'21Modeling Caregiver Burnout and Resiliency to Optimize Prevention and Mitigation InterventionCollege of Engineering Solutions Award Second Place (Graduate)
Kunind Sharma, Interdisciplinary PhD'22Data-Driven Insights of Thermal Comfort Behavior in Large PopulationsCollege of Engineering Solutions Award First Place (Graduate)
Kestral Johnston, Environmental E'19Understanding Biological Nitrogen and E. Coli Removal in a Tidal Flow Constructed Wetland For Wastewater Treatment and Water ReuseCollege of Engineering Solutions Award First Place (Undergraduate)

 Outstanding Research Awards

Aberdeen Dinius, Chemical E'21Transition State Theory Calculations for Hydrogen Abstraction Reactions of BiofuelsEngineering and Technology (Undergraduate)
Kunind Sharma, Interdisciplinary PhD'22Modeling Thermal Comfort BehaviorEngineering and Technology (Graduate)
Christopher Scianna, Chemical E'19Healing SolesInterdisciplinary Topics (Undergraduate)
Qifan Zhai, Operations Research MS'19Characterization of Increases in Infection RatesInterdisciplinary Topics (Graduate)

 Rise Awards

Aberdeen Dinius, Chemical E'21Transition State Theory Calculations for Hydrogen Abstraction Reactions of BiofuelsExcellence In Innovation

Graduate Innovator Award – Recognizes a graduate peer who demonstrates remarkable innovation by identifying new approaches to problem solving for maximal social impact. Sponsored by Graduate Student Government

COE Solution Awards – $2000 in total awards recognizing COE students demonstrating remarkable innovation by identifying novel solutions to problems within scientific, social, and/or entrepreneurial spheres. Sponsored by the College of Engineering

Innovation – $1,000 awarded for the discovery of novel and revolutionary inventions or processes that can be translated into real-world applications