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The College of Science & Engineering received a grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars Program in 2012 to provide multi-year undergraduate research awards to six women chosen from those disciplines that historically have had the greatest under-representation of women; electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or physics. The MEGR department is most proud that two of our female students, Jamie Li and Marie Pahlmeyer, won this prestigious honor. As part of the award, money is allotted for travel expenses to attend conferences, salary for hours worked in the laboratory, and a $2,000 stipend for research equipment.Jamie, pictured at left, is working with Dr. Fontana from Physics on quasi-two-dimension fluid dynamics. Jamie chose this research project based on her positive experience taking fluid dynamics last winter 2012 during her junior year, a required MEGR program requirement. Marie is working with Dr. Woo-Joong Kim, also from Physics, on scanning capacitance microscopy, a process used to image a surface by moving a probe over the sample and measuring the resulting changes in capacitance. Currently, rough scans are proving reliable and reproducible, but the focus is on continued noise reduction and an ultimate goal to scan and image a fine gold grating on the nanometer scale.Both students agree that this program is an excellent opportunity, especially for students who are interested in attending graduate school. "It has made me much more comfortable with my own abilities and confident in exploring unfamiliar scientific territory. Having lots of independence and freedom to explore the avenues that interest me on this project have allowed me to tailor my learning to what I'm actually interested in and given me a taste of what graduate school would be like," says Marie, pictured at right. According to Jamie, "the CBL program is great because they provide support for working part-time during the school year and full-time during summer plus I am planning to go graduate school eventually and this research experience will help me guide towards what I might want to specialize in the future."
MEGR Clare Boothe Luce Scholar Marie Pahlmeyer, '14, was recognized with an Outstanding Presentation Award at the American Physical Society March 2014 Meeting in Denver, Colorado, where she presented her undergraduate research. Read the abstract.
Six MEGR students win 2013-2014 Bannan Scholarships. See photo.
National Science Foundation awards $171,306 grant to support "Facilitating Problem-Based Learning with an Inverted Classroom". Read more.
MEGR Senior Adam Frank, '14, attended the 2013 Introduction to Design Thinking workshop at the Frye Art Museum.
See fun photos and read more of Dr. Christopher Stipe's 2013 undergraduate research activities.
MEGR Students Jamie Li, '14, and Marie Pahlmeyer, '14, Received Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for Undergraduate Research. Read more.
Professor Christopher Stipe in collaboration with Chemistry Professor Ryan McLaughlin receive $199,000 Grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust to build a new laser spectroscopy laboratory for student training and undergraduate research.
Dr. Teodora Shuman and Dr. Greg Mason present "Novel Approach to Teaching Thermodynamics Labs" at the 2013 ASEE Conference Main Plenary II. See photo.
Dr. Christopher Stipe is newly appointed PACCAR Professor of Mechanical Engineering for 2013-2015. The funding will support undergraduate reserach involving the design and creation of new laser-based instrumentation.
Graduating Senior Laura Bower, '13, Receives Prestigious 2013 Provost's Award. Read more.
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