The poster by UK-Paducah student Kelsie Travis was judged the best in the ASME District C Old Guard Technical Poster Competition at the Student Professional Development Conference held in St. Louis on April 8-11. A $200 prize accompanies this award. Travis’s poster involved work completed in the capstone design course sequence for Ingram Barge Company related to bearing wear.
Also, congratulations on a job well done for the ASME student design competition team, Michael Mizell, Chris Conner, Brandon Meeks, and Kelsie Travis. The design team did not win, but did a very nice job in designing and building a device for sorting recyclable items and represented UK-Paducah very well.
Dr. Sara Liu received the Phelps Award, named in memory of Finis Sargent Phelps and Florence Grubbs Phelps that was established at the college in 1991. The purpose of this award is to emphasize quality, promote academic excellence, and reward competence in teaching in the liberal arts and sciences. Dr. Liu, who has a doctorate in aerospace engineering, is a joint faculty member of WKCTC and the University of Kentucky at Paducah campus. Dr. Liu has worked at the college since 2006 and is an assistant professor of physics.