Daily Archives: September 23, 2010

Four undergraduates honored for outstanding research presentations

Undergraduate researchers, from left, Adrian Ambrose, Shauna Adams, Jasmine Brooks and Matthew Stanco.

Research on antimicrobial agents, arthritis, thermal conductivity, and ultrasonic vibration has won recognition for four undergraduates.

The students were honored for their presentations at the university’s first Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on September 22.

Shauna Adams received the Best Presentation Award for “Longitudinal Heat Transport as a Method for the Determination of Thermal Conductivity.”  Adams is a senior from Hampton, Virginia, majoring in mechanical engineering.  Her advisor is Dr. John Kizito.

Matthew Stanco was named runner-up for “Measurement of Ultrasonic Vibration Using Ultra-High Frequency CCD Laser.”  Stanco is a senior from High Point, majoring in industrial engineering.  His advisor is Dr. Zhichao Li.

Adrian Ambrose received the Best Poster Award for “The Effects of Age on the Progression of Osteoarthritis and the Gene Expression in Mice.”  Ambrose is a junior biology major from Roanoke, Virginia.  His advisor is Dr. Greg Goins.

Jasmine Brooks was the poster category runner-up for “Evaluation of Select Plant Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials.”  Brooks is a senior from Knightdale, majoring in food science.  Her advisor is Dr. Ipek Goktepe.

Join CERT at the Making Energy Work conference next Thursday

An invitation to students, faculty and staff from the Center for Energy Research & Technology:

Please join us at the Making Energy Work conference on Thursday, September 30th at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem.  The conference will feature regional and national energy experts from GE, US Dept. of Energy, Apex Wind Energy, NC’s Energy Policy Council, NC Dept. of Commerce, NC Solar Center/DSIRE, USGBC, SJF Ventures, UNC’s School of Government, and many more. Great learning and networking opportunities for you and other attendees! Learn more and Register to attend at: http://www.energync.org. Online registration ends on Mon., Sept. 27th at noon.  (If space allows, walk-up registrations will be taken at the event; please check NCSEA’s website for availability.)  the event is hosted by one of the state’s major energy organizations, the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.