The grant supports research that advances knowledge of the optical characteristics of multilayer semiconductor nanocrystals under different thermal environments and mechanical stresses.
The two awards were granted by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Science.
Their award-winning research was reviewed among several national and international submissions to the annual conference.
Alumnus and interim vice president of institutional diversity at UK Dr. George Wright will deliver a talk to those in attendance.
The chapter won the SME Outstanding Student Chapter Award and the Mineral Education Coalition Outstanding Student chapter awards for the 2019-2020 school year.
Collectively, investors committed $48,561 by the end of the competition—over $10,000 more than the previous year.
Fortner graduated with a mechanical engineering degree and is a current ME graduate student.
Chemical engineering lecturer Sarah Wilson became interested in research on engineering student mental health while attending an engineering education conference.
Nathan Jacobs, Yu Zhang and Gongbo Liang are exploring ways of using techniques from machine learning and computer vision to analyze astronomy images.
This year, the college is raising funds to unlock challenge gifts that will create new scholarships for women, persons from diverse populations and first-generation students.