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WPI graduate wins prestigious IET Competition

WPI graduate Macauley Kenney was the winner of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Americas regional Present around the World (PATW) competition on August 10 in Toronto.

WPI graduate Macauley Kenney was the winner of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Americas regional Present around the World (PATW) competition on August 10 in Toronto. She will represent the IET Americas Region at the Global Final in London on November 20.

Ms. Kenney, who received her BS in biomedical engineering with a minor in law and technology in 2013, was the winner of the regional PATW for her presentation "Titanium Nanowire Scaffolds: A new structure for biological implants". Ms. Kenney competed against eight other students and young professionals from Canada and the US.

The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. Visit www.theiet.org to learn more.

Present around the World (PATW) is the IET’s presentation competition for young engineers and technicians, aged 18 to 26. Individual competitors give a 10 minute presentation on a subject related to engineering and technology, following by 5 minutes of Q&A. The emphasis is on the presenter's presentation skills rather than technical content, enabling competitors at varying levels of their studies or career to participate on an equal footing.

There have been university level PATW competitions at WPI for the last three years and WPI students have attended the regional PATW final in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Last year, Danielle Antonellis, who received her BS in fire protection engineering in 2012, was named the runner-up of the PATW regional finals in September 2012 in Calgary for her presentation, "The spalling of concrete columns in fire conditions and the effects on structural capacities".

August 23, 2013

 
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