Rowan Students Win Awards at National Engineering Competition

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Thirteen Rowan University College of Engineering students recently won awards at the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) meeting held Austin, Texas. The students participated in t

Thirteen Rowan University College of Engineering students recently won awards at the annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) meeting held Austin, Texas. The students participated in the Undergraduate Student Poster Session of the meeting. Rowan won second place in the Environmental and Materials Engineering and Sciences divisions and won third place in the Food, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology division.

In the Environmental division, eight students from different majors worked together to win second place. Their poster was titled Glassboro to Honduras: Engineering Students Making a Difference. The team members are:

Dana Kaminsky of Jackson, chemical engineering

John Roszkowiak of Pennsauken, chemical engineering

Josh Davis of Gloucester, civil and environmental engineering

Diana Garcia of Camden, civil and environmental engineering

Mason DeFrank of Collingswood, civil and environmental engineering

Walter Walker of Vineland, civil and environmental engineering

Steven Hazel of Sewell, electrical and computer engineering

Nathan Parks of Ocean City, mechanical engineering

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Yusuf Mehta, civil and environmental engineering

In the Materials Engineering and Sciences division, three students worked together on a poster titled Fabrication of Nanoscale Electrodes for Molecular Characterization. The team members are:

Matthew E. Calde of Woodbury, chemical engineering

Tim Osedash of Hazlet, electrical and computer engineering

Mike Campolongo of Millville, electrical and computer engineering

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Robert Krchnavek, electrical and computer engineering

In the Food, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology division, two students worked together on a poster titled Haematococcus pluvialis Growth Conditions for Maximum Astaxanthin Production. The team members are:

Elizabeth DiPaolo of Wenonah, chemical engineering

Andrea Kornbluh of Millville, biological sciences

Faculty Supervisors: Dr. Zenaida Otero Gephardt, chemical engineering and Dr. Patricia Mosto, biological sciences

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