The Schoenborn Graduate Research Symposium is a yearly showcase for the talent and accomplishments of our graduate students, and is a prime indicator of the overall excellence of our graduate program.
The Symposium has two separate sections. In the first section, senior-level PhD candidates make formal presentations about their research and the associated results. In the second section, mid-level PhD students make informal poster presentations about their research. Faculty judges select first-, second-, and third-place winners of the oral presentations, and graduate student voters select the poster presentation winners.
The 2014 competition winners are:
First place: Aaron Hawkins
Second place: Dennis McOwen
Third place: Cathy Fromen
First place: Timothy Shay
Second place: Brittany Mertens
Third place: Daniel Morales
2014 is the inaugural year for the Vivian T. Stannett Fellow Award, and winners were announced at the Schoenborn luncheon. Daniel Morales was chosen as the 2014 Fellow and Nathan Galinsky was chosen as Runner-Up. The award recognizes research excellence, initiative, focus and tenacity during the early career of Ph.D. candidates in the department. It's named in memory of Professor Vivian T. Stannett, a CBE faculty member who was an internationally renowned polymer scientist, research leader, and National Academy of Engineering member.
Congratulations to the Schoenborn competition and Stannett Award winners and to their advisers. Well done to all!