Awards Ceremony

Thank you to all of the students who participated in the Symposium, and to the faculty and staff who supported them on their journey.

15th Annual Symposium Award Winners

Honors Research Experience:

Best Overall Research Project

Project: Utilizing Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC) to Improve the Mechanical Properties of Polycaprolactone (PCL)-Based Cell Scaffolds

Team: Jared Noel & Taylor Norris


Best Research Presentations (2 awards)

Project 1: Building a chamber that simulates Venus’s environment to effectively measure emissivity of mineral samples

Team 1: Ben Harp & Shae Threlfall

Project 2: Maximizing efficiency and minimizing distortion in a class AB audio amplifier

Team 2: Caden Monger & Lucas Hogue:


Best Research Posters (2 awards)

Project 1: Designing Embedded Systems to Monitor Electric and Power Grid in Real-Time

Team 1: Abhinav Komanduri & Darren Blount

Project 2: Varying Concentrations of Biopolymers in Biodegradable Microneedle Patches for Meloxicam Delivery for Pain Management in Cattle

Team 2: Lillian Hutchinson & Justin Massara


Honors Innovation Experience:

Best Overall Innovation Project

Project: Easy Off IV Solutions: Water Soluble Medical Adhesive

Team: Luke Konnesky, Harry Wilson, Hudson Dulli, Jalee Spain & Sara Gideon


Best Innovation Presentation

Project: Peasy: Makes Taking Pills Easy Peasy

Team: Elise Cawelti, Elise Batchelor, Barrett Johnson & Catherine Warren


Best Innovation Poster

Project: CutOutQuench

Team: Jace Beckwith, Jonas Brown, Jonathan Digby, Mohammad Faiq & Trey Merreighn