Grad students recognized for research

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On March 22, 2011

Thirty-two graduate students at Missouri University of Science and Technology recently presented research findings on campus as part the first annual Chancellor’s Fellows Research Poster Presentation. Chancellor’s Fellows are a select group of students who are on scholarship at Missouri S&T for academic excellence.

Three students were selected as winners of the competition for their outstanding work.

— Christy Collum, a graduate student in engineering management and systems engineering from O’Fallon, Mo. Collum used the Hogan Personality Inventory as a leadership predictor in campus organizations. She found that students almost always value interpersonal sensitivity (likability) over leadership skills when selecting student presidents.

— Stephen Grelle, a graduate student in electrical engineering from Ballwin, Mo. Grelle developed an anchorage system for fiber-reinforced polymer (FRB) laminates that would help damaged bridge structures to be repaired within 72 hours. The short repair time can be crucial. For instance, the ability to repair bridges quickly is important after a major earthquake, especially one that causes an evacuation.

— Patrick White, a graduate student in mechanical engineering from Rolla. White studied the design of micro-electro-mechanical arrays for coordinated micro-manipulation. The research has potential applications in cancer research.

An awards banquet was held to recognize the students. Dr. Fred Parks, an S&T grad who has extensive experience as a senior executive and as a board member for a number of technology companies, particularly in the medical device and medical imaging industries, gave the keynote address.

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