The Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology announced that Annika Faucon, Denton Holzer and Sanya Mehta have been awarded the 2014-2015 Swette Undergraduate Sustainability Internships. The internships allow junior and seniors in science and engineering to participate in established research projects. These projects encourage sustainable solutions to societal issues through scientific advancements. Annika will be working with the photobioenergy team to explore microbial communities in photobioreactors. Denton's research will focus on understanding hydrolysismechanisms, which plays a critical role in wastewater applications. Sanya will be researching bioremediation using membrane biofilm reactors (MBfRs). The interns will begin their research this summer. Congratulations Annika, Denton, and Sanya!
The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Symposium is a highlight every semester in the Torres Lab and the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology. Our engineering undergraduate researchers present their work to their peers, faculty, friends and family. A few photo's from today's event.
Several undergraduate researchers in the Swette Center will be presenting results from their research at the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) symposium today (April 11) from 1-3 PM located at the Engineering Center G-Wing patio. The FURI program encourages undergraduate students to expand their engineering experience through hands on experience through research. SCEB will be represented by several students including Mackenzie Hagan, Emily Bondank, Scott Shearman, Allison Snodgrass, and Brendan Cahill.
Congratulations to Atreya for presenting his research poster titled "A New-Age Energy Source in Sewage" at the 2014 Arizona Science and Engineering Fair on April 1, 2014 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Atreya presented in the senior Environmental Sciences division. His research emphasizes transport dynamics of ammonia in microbial electrochemical cells.
Atreya proclaimed, "The interviews went well. I learned a lot and I am going to use my experience to enhance my future presentations."
Bradley Lusk Receives Award for Five Years of Service at Arizona's Annual Science and Engineering Fair
This year marked Bradley Lusk's fifth year as a judge at Arizona's Annual Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). For his fifth year, Bradley judged senior level microbiology students.
Bradley has a message for all of the high school students, "Seeing all of the high school students doing research at such an advanced level was very inspirational! Congratulations to all of this year's participants. College is ready for you!"
This year's event was sponsored by the Arizona Science Center and hosted in the Phoenix Convention Center.