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CMUXE Students' Awards 2016

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11 national awards in just last two months were given to our CMUXE Students for work funded by PIRE project

Eight of CMUXE, Purdue current and past members supported by NSF PIRE attended 43rd annual SCIX 2016 conference which was held from Sep 18-23 at Minneapolis, MN. Of these, 4 were undergrad students, 3 graduate students and postdoc associate. 6 posters and one talk was presented by CMUXE members. AT the conference, our CMUXE work was well appreciated and recognized.

We were able to win 10 prizes in total which highlights the quality of work and efforts of all the CMUXE members in promoting world class research. Following awards/prizes were won by CMUXE members:

1. Society of Applied Spectroscopy undergraduate award for Spectroscopy- Payson Dieffenbach (Undergrad)

2. Society of Applied Spectroscopy undergraduate award for Spectroscopy- Liesl Krause (award given for undergrad work a CMUXE, current grad student)

3. Society of Applied Spectroscopy undergraduate travel grant- Payson Dieffenbach (Undergrad)

4. Society of Applied Spectroscopy undergraduate travel grant- Arianna Avellan (Undergrad)

5. Society of Applied Spectroscopy undergraduate travel grant- Carolyn Brokowski (Undergrad)

6. FACSS Poster Award for SCIX 2016- Ahmed Elseid (Graduate student)

7. FACSS Poster Award for SCIX 2016- Payson Dieffenbach (Undergraduate student)

8. Poster Award for SCIX 2016- Ahmed Elseid (Graduate student)

9. Poster Award for SCIX 2016- Payson Dieffenbach (Undergraduate student)

10. Meinhard Poster Award for SCIX 2016- John Oliver (Graduate student)

11. Also, last month: Jason Becker, a CMUXE undergraduate researcher supported by PIRE, is awarded prestigious prize in the 2016 DOE Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies, the awards program is designed to:

- Award graduate and undergraduate students for innovative fuel-cycle-relevant research publications

- Demonstrate the Department of Energy's commitment to higher education in fuel-cycle-relevant disciplines, and

- Support communications among students and DOE representatives in the undergraduate competition.

Becker's award-winning research paper, "Double-Pulse Neodymium YAG/Carbon Dioxide Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Excitation of Bulk and Trace Analytes," was published in the journal Spectroscopy Letters in January 2016. This is supported by our NSF PIRE project.

 

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