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UW Engineering Design Symposium Winners Chosen

December 9, 2009 — Judges have selected winners in the University of Wyoming's annual College of Engineering and Applied Science Senior Design Symposium.

More than 60 UW senior engineering students were required to design, and in some cases to fabricate, the project selected with their advisers. Projects were evaluated by a panel of judges representing business, industry, and the university.

The UW College of Engineering and Applied Science, American Council of Engineering Consultants, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and the Volpi/Cupal Engineering Design Fund sponsored the symposium.

Winners in various categories, listed by hometown and project title, are:

Chemical Engineering Best Presentation -- "Hybrid Purification of Para-Xylene," Ahmed Abdulqader Alkhulaif and Majed A. Almufadda, both Saudi Arabia; Adam Anderson, Laramie; Michael Basden, Big Piney; Jessica Schlicting, Sheridan; and Henock Tesfaye Shibeshi, Ethiopia.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Best Presentation -- "Graphic Equalizer," Tom Hapka, Andover, Minn.

Mechanical Engineering Best Presentation -- "Modified Vehicle Seat for Kylie Porter," Tarn Bohnet and Jason Mascarenas, both Laramie; and Alexandra Peterson, Windsor, Colo.

UW senior electrical engineering students Brandon Chiu and Russell Martin, both from Laramie, demonstrate the "power controller and energy regulation system" they designed for the College of Engineering and Applied Science senior design symposium.

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