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19th Annual GRACE Symposium

19th Annual GRACE Symposium

The 19th Annual GRACE Symposium was held at the Reitz Grand Ballroom on Thursday, April 12.

The symposium is a one-day research showcase where chemical engineering Ph.D., M.S., and M.E. students have the opportunity to present their research in a conference style format (presentation or poster) to their peers and a panel of judges. In addition, the symposium had keynote presentations delivered by Prof. Christopher Batich, from Materials Science and Engineering, and Prof. Lisa McElwee-White, Chair of Chemistry.

“We are really grateful to all the keynote speakers and judges for their time, input and feedback on all the talks and posters,” said Mythreyi Unni, GRACE Academic Chair and symposium planner.

We’d like to thank Mike Nazareth, the administrative staff, and all the student volunteers without whom this event would not have been possible, says Unni.

GRACE also appreciates the efforts and dedication of all the participants and extends congratulations to the winners.

Session -1
1st place – Arthur Dizon (Dr. Mark Orazem lab)
2nd place – Samuel Berens (Dr. Sergey Vasenkov lab)

Session -2
1st place – Patrick Carey (Dr. Fan Ren Lab)
2nd place – Sin Yen Leo (Dr. Peng Jiang Lab)

Poster Session
1st place  – Andrew Tamashunas (Dr. Tanmay Lele lab)
2nd place – Nevin Brosius (Dr. Ranga Narayanan lab)

Graduate Association of Chemical Engineers (GRACE) is a graduate student group that was created to foster relationships between the student body and department. They host several events throughout the school year such as a trip to the springs, research socials, tailgates, and celebrations.

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