From left: Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader, Krista Limmer, Scott Pisarik, Jaime George, Casey Cain, Warner Meeks, Erica Ronchetto and Venkat Allada, vice provost for graduate studies at S&T. Photo provided by the Missouri S&T graduate studies office.
Three winners and three honorable mentions were announced at the Chancellor’s Fellows research poster awards banquet that was held on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus March 6. Dr. Venkat Allada, vice provost for graduate studies, welcomed attendees and Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader addressed students and faculty members before presenting the awards.
Thirty-eight students participated in the fifth annual Chancellor’s Fellows research poster presentation on Feb. 24. The event showcases some of Missouri S&T’s best research done by Chancellor’s Fellows — a select group of students who have proven academic excellence and other competitive criteria.
The following students were honored at the banquet:
- First place: Scott Pisarik, a graduate student in metallurgical engineering from Wentzville, Mo., for his research on new third-generation advanced high-strength steels with low stacking fault energy that could be used in the automotive industry.
- Second place: Jaime George, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering from Hornell, N.Y., for her research on the dissolution behavior of a borate bioactive glass in water under static and dynamic conditions.
- Third place: Casey Cain, a Ph.D. student in computer engineering from Rolla, for his research on the quantum network theory of computing architecture.
- Honorable mention: Krista Limmer, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering from Rolla, for her first-principles study of residual elements on stacking fault energy for third-generation advanced high-strength steels.
- Honorable mention: Warner Meeks, a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering from Rolla, for his research into explaining and time-resolving the energy loss and conservation mechanisms present during a pulsed inductive plasma discharge cycle using spectroscopy and modeling.
- Honorable Mention: Erica Ronchetto, a Ph.D. student in materials science and engineering from Chesterfield, Mo., for her aging and fatigue studies of soda lime silicate glass fibers.