2019 Techxpo winners

Techxpo

2019 Winners

Best in Show

From Biological Sciences

Genetic Removal of Toxin and Integrase Genes from a Staphylococcal Bacteriophage
Hannah Sparks

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Poster:
Genetic Removal of Toxin and Integrase Genes from a Staphylococcal Bacteriophage
Hannah Sparks
Booth:
Electrospinning of Polymer Scaffolds for Physiological Systems Modeling
Sowmya Sudhakar

BUSINESS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Poster:
Business and IT Data Analysis
John Belland, Jacob Masters, Kennason Patrick

CHEMISTRY/GEOCHEMISTRY

Poster:
Identifying Lipids, Proteins, and Microbes in Hot Springs
Jordan Foster
Booth:
We are LEGEND
Nathan Carpenter, Isaiah Robertson, Kyle Nacey, Jordan Foster, Johnathan Feldman

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Poster:
AGC Design‐Build
Cody Wiers, Jesse McLaury, Sam Johnson, Ethan Jones, Dave Stahl, Maria Ralph
Booth:
Waples Micro‐Grid Implementation
Grant Benz, Hunter Berg, Chance Hansen, Scott Olson

COMPUTER SCIENCE/SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Booth:
FRED
Michael Fryer, Lucas Stout, Abdulrahman Alduraiweesh

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Poster:
CCVT Failure Detection
Cody Rummel, Kasey Leavell, Randa Colling
Booth:
RF Communication in Drill Pipe
Patrick Cote

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Poster:
Microbial Membrane Modification: Assessable, Sustainable, and Customizable Water Filtration
Marcus Holland
Booth:
Electrokinetic Bioremediation
Carson Bechtel, Ethan Askam, Caelan Brady, Kevin Welliever, Lantana Clark

GENERAL ENGINEERING

Poster:
Fiber Characterization and Analytical Analysis of Enclosed, Gas‐modified Electrospinning
Emily Kooistra‐Manning, Lane Huston
Booth:
Development of a Combined Electrostatic and Air Driven Electrospinning Device for Biomedical
Applications
Lane Huston, Emily Kooistra‐Manning, Zachary Burckhard

GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

Poster:
Investigation of Rigid Block Motion using Shake Table and Discrete Element Models
Sara Magallon

GEOPHYSICAL ENGINEERING

Booth:
Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting
Marihelen Held
Poster:
Design and Construction of an Electromagnetic Induction Sensor
Andrew Wilson

GEOSCIENCES ‐ MS

Poster:
Using Groundwater Modeling to Assess Groundwater and Stream Connectivity in a River Restoration Application
John Lunzer
Booth:
Comparison of UAV Systems Equipped with LiDAR and Photogrammetry for Geotechnical
Investigation
Rachel Becker

HIGHLANDS COLLEGE

Psychology/Sociology

Poster:
Perceptions about Mental Health Stigmas
Celeste Corder, Zachary Hart, Cherish McElroy, Harrison Muth, Anna Rainville Mcken‐Z Ramus, Amanda Robinson, Hayli Robinson
Construction Technology
Poster:
AGC Pre‐Construction
Katie Hampa, Tim Heick, Cameron West, Kade Woodhall, Austin Taylor, Henry Lugo

LIBERAL STUDIES

Poster:
A Quantitative Analysis of Personal Balance between Undergraduates: Parent and Non‐parent
Ravyn Scott

MATERIALS SCIENCE PHD

Poster:
Thermopower Determination using Pyrolytic Graphite and Aluminum Thermocouple
Abdul‐Sommed Hadi, Tyler Fricks
Booth:
Analysis of Hardening Plasticity in Compression Test of Structural Material
Md Salah uddin

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Poster:
Extending an Ancient Babylonian Root Finding Algorithm
Michael Simon

METALLURGICAL & MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Poster:
Removal of Low‐concentration Water Contaminants with Biochar
Jayden Chilson, Alan Lister, Ben Bitler, Kris Bosch

MINING ENGINEERING

Poster:
Design and Schedule of an Underground Polymetallic Mine in Mexico
Kris Schaff

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH

Poster:
Safety Rig Floor (SRF)
Hadi Saad Aldossari, Hussain Al Jar

PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

Poster:
Analysis of the Bakken Formation in the Elm Coulee Field
Colton Tousignant, Mitchel West, Nathan Gray, Zakary Kypfer

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Booth:
Reciprocating Air Compressor
Grace Ostermiller, Emily Maynard, Spencer Bartow
Poster:
Compressible Flow Demonstrator
Jacob Yedica, Arthur Flynn, Carter Myers