Jorge Cruz Serralles and Chun Qi Lim were selected Air Products ME Undergraduate Researchers for their projects “Reliability of Design for Environment Guidelines,” and “Phasic Intervention System Aimed at Household Water Conservation,” under the direction of Dr. Telenko. The Award includes $1500 for a stipend plus $500 to be used for equipment, supplies, and/or travel. Both researchers will participate in the ME Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held in late Spring Semester, 2015 and will participate in special visits by Air Products personnel.
Ruoyu Song received a student travel award to the Solid Freeform Fabrication symposium being held in Austin, TX in August 2016. The awards are funded by the National Science Foundation and were selected based upon candidates’ essays on the broader challenges facing additive manufacturing in their research areas, and how their work relates to and addresses these challenges.
Ruoyu’s work addresses the sustainability issues that may arise from mass-deployment of 3D printing technologies. Her work evaluates and reduces the uncertainty of environmental impacts of additive manufacturing and reveals new insights regarding design for sustainable usage behavior for fused deposition modeling in particular. The work is expected to advance usage context modeling for engineering systems in general.