Student Paper Competition

Monday, October 29, 2018, 8:30am-11:30am EDT

This session features oral presentations from the winners of undergraduate student paper competitions from each student regional conference. The session features a wide variety of chemical engineering topics. These papers are the best of the best of undergraduate research projects and some research from co-ops and internships. Papers will be presented to a panel of judges who will select the top three papers, which will be awarded cash prizes sponsored by Omega Chi Epsilon.

8:05 AM

Prediction of Optimal Chemotherapy Dosing Regimens: Balancing Tumor Degradation and Toxicity Effects

Ian Dunn, Rowan University

8:20 AM

Effects of Waste Vegetable Oil in High Concentration Recycled Asphalt Pavement Binder Mixes

Connor Dugan, University of Oklahoma

8:35 AM

Microfluidic Modulation of Neural Differentiation of 3D Stem Cell Aggregates

Amanda W. Schaefer, Georgia Institute of Technology

8:50 AM

Building Better Proteins: Integrating Cell-Free Protein Synthesis and Coarse-Grained Molecular Simulation to Rapidly Determine the Optimal Location for PEGylation

Joshua W. Wilkerson, Brigham Young University

9:05 AM

Anionic Microgels for the Trypsin-Mediated Retention and Release of Therapeutic Proteins

Joann Gu, University of Texas at Austin

9:30 AM

Desktop Learning Modules (DLMs) and Their Effects on Student Progression through Bloom’s Taxonomy for Fluid Mechanics Concepts

Kitana M. Kaiphanliam, Washington State University

9:45 AM

Characterization of Polymer Binders to Improve Cyclability of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Richard Sim, University of California, Berkeley

10:00 AM

Efficient Coacervate Extraction of Cationic Industrial Dye from Wastewater

Benjamin Valley, Wayne State University

10:15 AM

Estimation of Critical Exponents Using Asymptotic Approximants

Logan Melican, Rochester Institute of Technology


Awards Presented

Student Paper Competition

Logan Melicon
2 018
Rochester Institute of Technology, 3rd Place – Walter Walawender Award
Connor Dugan
2 018
University of Oklahoma, 2nd Place – Angelo J. Perna Award
Joshua Wilkerson
2 018
Brigham Young University, 1st Place – Edwin O. Eisen Award