The diligent background preparation and presentation efforts by numerous CIVS student research teams were brought to fruition as five different CIVS student teams, and nine CIVS students altogether, medaled in four different categories during the 2019 PNW Days of Discovery, held on April 2 – 3, 2019.
The meting out of medals for the Graduate Oral Presentation category resulted in an anomalous though amusing metals motif, as the team of Bethany Worl and Jiliang Fan were awarded first place for “Analysis of Oxidant Effects on Industrial Reheating Furnace Combustion and Energy Usage,” with Matt Moore taking home second place for his presentation, “Adaptive Mesh Refinement of the Solidification Front in a Continuous Caster Simulation.”
Within the Graduate Poster Presentation category, Aunsree Poduval won third place with her “Developing Virtual SCADA for Wind Turbine Technician Education.”
Yining Xu and Liting Zhang won third place for their “CFD Study of the Hot Blast System for a Blast Furnace,” in Undergraduate Oral Presentation, while Weilin Jin, Xiwen Dengxiong, and Yifan Cheng received a third-place award in the Undergraduate Poster Presentation category for their study, “Optical Sensing System to Determine Temperature Inside a Tunnel from Light Emanating from Tunnel Opening.”
Mentors for these student teams included CIVS Director Dr. Chenn Zhou, Professor Bin Chen, and CIVS Research Engineer Kyle Toth.
Congratulations to these and all participating students for their contributions to the 2019 Days of Discovery!