College of Science & Engineering Alumni Newsletter

Spring 2000

College of Science & Engineering’s 2nd Annual Student Project Showcase and Alumni Reception

The huge successful alumni and student event marked a new tradition for the College. Twenty-seven individuals and teams participated in the Student Research Project Competition and more than a hundred alumni, faculty, and friends of the College came to view and judge the entries. The event transformed the east wing of the Science Building into a Science showcase of outstanding and noteworthy projects from all disciplines of the College.
first prize winner

Nathan Smith (Geology), second from the left, explains his work on earthquake activities in Central Nevada. Nathan won the $600 First Prize for his project titled “Paleoseismic Activity along the Stillwater Gap Segment of the Dixie Valley Fault: Evidence from Tectonic Geomorphology in Alluvial Fans near the Sou Hills, Central Nevada.”*

second prize winner

Dr. Mamdouh Abo-El-Ata, Associate Dean for Development, congratulates Greg King, the project manager of  “The Design and Development of a Human Powered Vehicle”*, and his teammate, Anthony Karam, on winning the $300 Second Prize. Team members include Luc Asbury, Che De La Jolla, Adam Fernandez, Timothy Kuan, Irwan Koswara, Aster Mahari, Tonderai Nyachoto, Steve Reedy, Robert Taraya, Laura Yee.  All team members are Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students.

third prize winner

Sitting by the display, Tonia Tabucchi (Civil Engineering), left, listens to her teammate, abc, explain the creation of their “Concrete Canoe.”*  They received the $100 Third Prize. Other group members are Jonathan Pascua, Jonathon Manansang, Robert Gray, Scott Hua, Daud Shirzai


James Kelley, Dean of the College of Science & Engineering (right, front row) and the audience enjoy the lecture on "Diversity, complexity, and ecology: Weaving it all together with food webs" by Dr. Neo Martinez Associate Professor of Biology at Romberg Tiburon Center.

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*  These three individual and teams were also among the first recipients of the fall 1999 Student Project Fund. Nathan was awarded $300; Greg and his team received $500; and Tonia and her team received $500.

** Daryl is among the fifteen recipients of the spring 2000 Student Project Fund. Daryl was given $300.

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Updated by Lannie Nguyen-Tang on August 3rd, 2000