Senior Electrical and Computer Engineering students take first prize in the Research Poster Competition
Congratulations to Kwan Mui (Senior Electrical Engineering) and Carlos Suero (Senior Computer Engineering) for winning the first prize in the technology field in the poster competition for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-Step), which was held on April 2-3, 2011 at Lake George, New York.
The effort was part of their 2010 summer undergraduate research, which was led Dr. Baback Izadi (Associate Professor and Department Chair). The research project was sponsored by the State University of New York’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. The project investigated the effects of temperature on the lifespan of Lithium-based batteries. In their research efforts, Kwan and Carlos used both computer simulation models as well as laboratory experimental data to get a better understanding of this battery technology and proposed schemes to expand the battery life. A two-judge panel scored various poster presentations based on the knowledge and comprehension of research. In announcing the result, the panel told Kwan and Carlos "great job, you two have far exceeded what the rubrics asked for and definitely understand your research." Kwan and Carlos commented on their experience, saying "the competition experience definitely helped and prepared us for the real world. This is because in a real job, you are expected to independently research and be able to present your information in a clear and concise manner."