Research in focus through Vizzies competition
Feb 3, 2017
The Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department challenged its graduate students to share images of their research with the department through a competition this winter.
Inspired by the National Science Foundation Vizzies competition, the MNE Vizzies generated strong participation by graduate students.
“We were thrilled with the response, with 33 entries submitted by 20 students. The winning images are being displayed in the MNE Graduate Programs Office, just in time for our annual graduate recruitment event,” said Mary Frecker, associate head for graduate programs.
Competition for the top spots was so close the end result was a three-way tie for first place.
A panel of official judges graded each entry and the Graduate Programs Office tabulated the winners. The People’s Choice winner was chosen through voting done on the department’s Facebook page. All entries were posted on Facebook and visitors were invited to “like” their favorite and the image with the most likes was the winner. Each winner received a gift card.
The winners are:
"Droplets" by Sanjay Adhikari; "Piezoelectric Flower" by Md Abdulla Al Masud"; and "Aligned" by Mahdi Nabil.
The winner of the People’s Choice Award is "Visualization of a Bernouili Lifter" by Mark Frederick
To view all of entries, please visit the photo album on the MNE Facebook page.