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Engineers rank high at achievement forum

Each spring, the Office of Undergraduate Research hosts an Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum, offering undergraduate students the opportunity to present their student research and scholarly achievements to the Mizzou community.

Biological engineering student Lindsay D’Amato and civil engineering major Matthew Wheeler took top honors earning Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
D’Amaato researched “Photoacoustic depth profiling of burn injury using a human skin phantom” with mentor John Viator, an associate professor of biological engineering.

Sarah Orton, assistant professor of civil engineering, served as Wheeler’s mentor for his research project, “Evaluation of FRP (fiberglass reinforced panels) under compressive strains considering alternative matrices.”

Two engineering students received honorable mention awards in the physical sciences and engineering category: Alex Nowak, a chemical engineering major, and Travis Tumlin, who is majoring in mechanical engineering.

Associate professor Stephen Lombardo is Nowak’s mentor, and professor Shubhra Gangopadhyay is Tumlin’s mentor.