GRAD Day Finalists and Winners from Civil and Environmental Engineering

Nine students honored for graduate poster presentations

On Wednesday, some 220 Master’s and PhD candidates shared their innovative, impactful, and purposeful research with the WPI community at the ninth edition of Graduate Research Achievement Day (GRAD): The Innovation Exchange. It was an exciting and well-attended event that had the Rubin Campus Center Odeum buzzing with activity and engaged conversation.

During the day, judges visited all of the participants, evaluating their posters and learning more about their work. They selected 66 finalists among five categories: business and social science, engineering, interdisciplinary, life sciences and bioengineering, and science. They will compete again on April 14 as part of i3: Investing in Ideas with Impact. The finalists from CEE are:

Science, PhD Level

  • Marco P.J. Kaltofen, CE (advisor: Professor John Bergendahl)

Engineering, MS Level

  • Julie A. Bliss, EVE (advisor: Professor John Bergendahl)
  • Kyyas Seyitmuhammedov, EVE (advisor: Professor Paul Mathisen)

Engineering, PhD Level

  • Kemal S. Arsava, CE (advisor: Professor Yeesock Kim)
  • Sina Askarinejad, ME (advisor: Professor Nima Rahbar)
  • Hajar Jafferji, CE (advisor: Professor Aaron Sakulich)
  • Kwabena Kan-Dapaah, CE (advisor: Professor Nima Rahbar)
  • Sina Youssefian, ME (advisor: Professor Nima Rahbar)  

In addition to the formal judging, visitors to GRAD 2014 had the chance to vote for their favorite poster presentations in the People's Choice Award competition. The winners, who each received a $250 prize, included Faezeh Shalchy, a master's candidate in civil and environmental engineering who is advised by Professor Nima Rahbar.  

Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners from GRAD day.

March 24, 2014

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