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Techxpo 2015 Winners

Congratulations to the 5th Annual Techxpo Winners!


MS ‐ Hydrogeologic Engineering

101: Geochemical Assessment and Separation of Source Waters in the Upper Boulder River Watershed, Boulder, Montana
Josh Anderson


Mathematical Sciences

102: Algebra meets Topology: Rings of Continuous Functions
Walker Hopkins, Justin Gomez


Environmental Engineering

104: A Sustainable Approach to the Treatment of NORM in Produced Waters Associated with Oil and Gas Extraction (also Winner for Best in Show)
Brenna Ferko, Samantha Hutcheson, Melissa Kottke, Kelly Doble


General Engineering

106: Utilization of Electrospinning Technique to Decorate Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications
Heidi Reid


Computer Science/Software Engineering

109: NASA Lunar Robotic Behavior Simulation and Design
Garrett Brown, Adam Cass


Geological Engineering

Jenna Kaplan (entered late—was not assigned a booth number)


Mining Engineering

114 booth: Montana Tech Mine Rescue
Lucas McQuinn, Carl Gunderson, Logan Ward, Niklas Folke, Jordan Artis, Austin Timmons, Michael Drake, Adam Abu‐dayyeh, Jenna Kaplan

116 poster: Optimization of the Quantity of Heated/Refrigerated Air Required for Ventilating Underground Mines with Ventilation‐On‐Demand Systems
Samuel Wiley


Civil Engineering

120: ASC Bidding Competition ‐ Heavy Civil
Ryan Pearson, Bethany McAuley, Travis Craig, Aaron Sessions, Luke Seubert, Lamia Al‐Wahaibi


Mechanical Engineering

123 booth: SAMPE Composite Bridge Competition
Daniel Douglass, Cody Burghduff, Taylor Winsor

130 poster: Reproducible Antibacterial Surfaces Using Thermal Imprint Technology
Emily Kooistra‐Manning


Biological Sciences

133: An Investigation of the Common Loon (Gavia immer), on Spencer Lake and Blanchard Lake
Spencer Hale


Chemistry/Geochemistry

135: Suspension Electrospinning Carbon Nanotube Doped Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) Nanowires
Ryan Hensleigh


Welding Engineering

137: Ultrasonic Weld Monitoring System
Tate Patterson, Dale Brush


Metallurgical & Minerals Processing Engineering/Materials Science PhD

139 booth: Modeling and Optimization of Rare Earth Mineral Flotation using Novel Collectors
Richard LaDouceur


Metallurgical & Minerals Processing Engineering/Materials Science PhD

141 poster: Surface Chemistry of Rare Earth Minerals using Novel Collectors
Greer Galt, William Nicholas


Professional & Technical Communications

144 booth: Virtual Environments for Industrial and Medical Training (also Runner up for Best in Show)
Tim Lewis

145 poster: Analysis of the Accuracy of Human Translation as Opposed to Machine Translation
Shihua Brazill


Electrical Engineering

154 poster: Real‐Time Electrospinning Diagnostics via Laser Extinction
Joshua Beisel, Marvin Franson

156 booth: RC Helicopter Altitude Control
Brandon Rydberg, Alex Havlovick


Highlands   College

Trades & Technical

166: Watering the Remote
John Jaeger


Social Programs

173: Anxiety among College Students Leading to Negative Effects
Shauna Stiles


Business & Accounting

174: Human Resource Research Survey
Eric Ingwerson, Nicole Graham‐Murphy, Jennifer Sprouse


Health Programs

175: An Investigation to Compare Blood Pressure Before and After Concentrative Meditation
Candice Walden


Geophysical Engineering

179: Hydrogeophysical Investigation of Logan, Montana, using Electrical Techniques and Diving Wave Refraction
Taylor Stipe


Petroleum Engineering

184: Future Development of Elm Coulee
Suzann Herrmann, Kyle Berkram, Karsan Sprague, Robert Corson, Nicolette Ferradas, Dexter Richards


Best in Show – Runner up

144: Virtual Environments for Industrial and Medical Training
Tim Lewis


Best in Show

104: A Sustainable Approach to the Treatment of NORM in Produced Waters Associated with Oil and Gas Extraction
Brenna Ferko, Samantha Hutcheson, Melissa Kottke, Kelly Doble


Teen’s Choice

182: Reprocessing and Interpretation of Vintage Seismic Reflection Data: Evidence for the Tectonic History of the Rocky Mountain Trench, Northwest Montana
Mason Porter