President's IQP Award Announced - Winning Team includes CE Student Marco Villar
"Sustainable Paper Insulation for Kambashus in Informal Settlements of Namibia"
President's IQP Awards recognize the student teams whose conception, performance and presentation of their Interactive Qualifying Project has been judged outstanding in focusing on the relationships among science, technology, and the needs of society. To be considered for an award, the project must be superior in conception, execution, and presentation. There are no pre-determined categories for the awards, but the award recognizes the qualities for which the project excels.
On Friday, January 25, 2013, finalists gave their presentations and the winners were announced. The winning project is "Sustainable Paper Insulation for Kambashus in Informal Settlements of Namibia." The goal of the project was to develop sustainable paper insulation to improve thermal regulation in shacks. The team conducted testing on fire safety, effective insulating materials, and production techniques, using waste paper as the raw material. The team was composed of Jonathan Cline (BIO), Emily Domingue (CH), Emily Fournier (ChE), and Marco Villar (CE). The project was advised by Professors Svetlana Nikitina and Thomas Robertson.
January 29, 2013