Graduate students recognized for outstanding research during virtual poster session

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On May 6, 2020

Missouri S&T’s Office of Graduate Studies hosted the 11th Graduate Fellows Poster Session from April 28th to May 1st. This year’s competition was held in a virtual format.

Graduate Studies’ eleventh annual Graduate Fellows Research Poster Session was held to showcase the research efforts 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 distinguished Faculty Judges for the 2020 competition were:
• Dr. Clair Kueny, Assistant Professor Psychological Science
• Dr. Daniel Forciniti, Professor Chemical & Biochemical Engineering & Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
• Dr. Daoru Han, Assistant Professor Aerospace Engineering
• Dr. V Prakash Reddy, Professor Chemistry

The following 3 students are recognized as the winners of the 2020 Graduate Fellows Poster Session for their outstanding research:

• 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, is the 2020 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 temperature data.

To see the winning Research Posters, as well as the posters from all of the fellows, visit Congratulations to all of the winners and participants of the 2020 Graduate Fellows Poster Session.

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