Daneshmandi, Marshall, and Pardakhti Sweep Top Spots in 5th Annual SAGE Poster Competition

Leila Daneshmandi, a UConn biomedical engineering Ph.D. candidate, pitches her research to the panel of judges. Daneshmandi would go on to win first place in the competition. (UConn Photo/Christopher Larosa)

 

By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering

On March 15, over 70 University of Connecticut School of Engineering graduate students assembled to present their research at the 5th Annual Poster Competition, sponsored by the Student Association of Graduate Engineers.

As the event wound down, 70 teams were eventually pared down to a top eight (the top from each department, plus a “People’s Choice”), who presented their final pitches to a panel of three judges. Each of the finalists had a total of five minutes to explain their research, conceptualize its importance, and answer any questions from the judges.

The first place winner in the competition received a $1,000 prize, second place received a $500 prize, third place received a $250 prize, and the “People’s Choice” winner and the departmental winners each received a $50 prize.

The placers, People’s Choice winner, and departmental winners for the 5thAnnual Poster Competition are as follows:

Department

Winner

Overall 

BME

Leila Daneshmandi

1st

ME

Lauren Marshall

2nd 

CBE

Maryam Pardakhti

3rd

BME

Eli Curry

People’s Choice

CE

Sudipta Chowdhury

 

CSE

Reynaldo Morillo

 

ENVE

Yuankai Huang

 

MSE

Ayana Ghosh

 

ECE

Roman Mays

 

 

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