MechSE competition celebrates art in research
Last month, the Graduate MechSE Students (GraMS) hosted the department’s second annual “MechSE Art of Science” image competition.
All graduate students were invited to submit artistic images of their research along with a brief description, and entries were evaluated by five faculty judges. Four prizes were given at the exhibit, held in Mechanical Engineering Laboratory on December 5. Evaluation criteria included: the connection between the image, text, and research; originality; and visual impact.
Professors Randy Ewoldt, Mattia Gazzola, Harley Johnson, Amy LaViers, and Glennys Mensing selected the winners from among 17 entries:
- First Place: “Molecular Rubber Band” by Anthony Fan (advisor: Taher Saif)
- Second Place: “Where did all the fishes go?” by Kazi Fazle Rabbi (advisor: Nenad Miljkovic) and Kalyan Boyina (advisors: Nenad Miljkovic and Xiaofei Wang)
- Third Place: “Organizing the Randomness” by Xiaotian Zhang (advisor: Mattia Gazzola)
- People’s Choice: “Graph representation of capacity network of a carbon nanotubes composite” by Fereshteh Alsadat Sabet (advisor: Iwona Jasiuk) and Pouyan Karimi (advisor: Martin Ostoja-Starzewski)