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Iowa State undergraduates showcase their research at annual Capitol event March 26

From an analysis of college student debt in Iowa to an analysis of food storage and cheese making on the moon, there will be lots to talk about when 25 Iowa State University undergraduates present their research to legislators and others during the annual “Research in the Capitol.” The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines.

The Iowa State students from the College of Engineering who will present their work at the Capitol, their hometowns, majors, research projects and research mentors are:

Riley Hanus, Clear Lake, materials engineering: “Analysis of Fracture Mechanics of a ROMP-based Bio-resin Using the Essential Work of Fracture (EWF) Method,” Michael Kessler, materials science and engineering.

Melissa Mika, Superior, Colo., civil engineering: “Analysis of Tylosin Concentrations in Soil and Water Samples,” Michelle Soupir, agricultural and biosystems engineering.

Bailley Richardson, Lake City, biological systems engineering: “Techno-Economic Analysis of a Biorefinery,” Kurt Rosentrater, agricultural and biosystems engineering.

Garrett Schieber, Olathe, Kan., mechanical engineering, and Ricardo Canahui, Muscatine, mechanical engineering: “Iowa State Lunabotics,” James Heise, mechanical engineering.

Curtis Ullerich, Atlantic, computer engineering, and Daniel Stiner, Iowa Falls, computer engineering: “Automation of Android Malware Analysis,” Suraj Kothari, electrical and computer engineering.

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