Graduate studies hosted the
11th Graduate Fellows Poster Session from April 28-May 1 in a virtual format. View the posters online.
The poster session highlighted the
research of 23 students who are either Missouri S&T Chancellor’s Fellows or
Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellows. Both fellowships are highly competitive and
require extensive dedication to research and academic excellence.
The winners are:
- Martin Di Stefano, a Ph.D. student in aerospace
engineering and a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, is the first-place winner
for his poster titled “Effect of Turbulence Model Uncertainty on Scramjet Strut
Injector Flow Field Analysis.” Di Stefano’s research studies the effect of
turbulence model uncertainty.
- Donna Jennings, a Ph.D. student in aerospace
engineering and a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, is the runner-up winner
for her poster, “Numerical Determination of Spacecraft Formations in Deep
Space.” Jennings’ research focus is on determining natural formations in the
vicinity of the Earth-Moon L2 point when using the nonlinear equations of
motion of the CR3BP.
- Lauren Tomanek, a Ph.D. student in mechanical
engineering, receives an honorable mention for her poster titled “Temperature
Based Identification of Thermal Properties of a One-Dimensional Transient
Convection Model of a Slender Cylindrical Fin.” Tomanek’s research investigates
an approach to determine the thermal conductivity of a material from
Faculty judges included:
Clair Kueny, assistant professor of psychological science
Daniel Forciniti, associate provost for faculty affairs and professor of
chemical and biochemical engineering
Daoru Han, assistant professor of aerospace engineering
V. Prakash Reddy, professor of chemistry.