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Cyclone Engineering undergrad students sharing research nationally

Iowa State students will be recognized across the nation in April for their undergraduate research. Among the 60 ISU students who will share their research and scholarship are 15 Cyclone Engineering students. In addition to presenting their work, these students also will have networking and professional development opportunities.

The 34th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research takes place online April 12–14.

“NCUR empowers students as scientists and gives them an opportunity to represent ISU undergraduate research at the national level,” said Svitlana Zbarska, coordinator of the Undergraduate Research Program.

The following Cyclone Engineers were selected to present their research:

  • Noah Berthusen, Waukee, software engineering, “Design of Quantum-classical Computing Hybrid Algorithms for Materials Simulation”
  • Aaron Bodenham, Mount Pleasant, mechanical engineering, “Application to Analyze Color Calibration Needed for Automated Grinding of Metalcastings”
  • Remy Braun, Olathe, Kansas, mechanical engineering, “Patient-Specific Four Chamber Cardiac Modeling”
  • Cameron Brecount, Argyle, software engineering, “SafeWalk: Software Engineering of a Jetpack Simulator”
  • Yahan Chang, Mason City, mechanical engineering, “Evaluating Iowa State University Writing and Media Center’s relationship with English as an additional language (EAL) students”
  • Rushi Patel, Marion, mechanical engineering, “Validating the impact of vegetative wall coverings on building cooling loads using heat-flux sensors and infrared images”
  • Jesse Gallegos, Houston, Texas, chemical engineering, “Reaction Energetics of 1,2,3-Propenetriol Bonding on Metal Catalyst Surfaces”
  • Abigail Hammer, Bettendorf, aerospace engineering; Matthew Cauwels, South Beloit, Illinois, electrical and computer engineering; and Benjamin Hertz, Cedar Falls, aerospace engineering, “Implementing Specifications onto a Runtime Verification Unit”
  • Michael Huntley, New Hartford, aerospace engineering, “Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of Double Façades to Mitigate Wind-Induced Effects on Tall Buildings”
  • Anushrut Jignasu, Vadodara Gujarat, India, mechanical engineering, “Direct 3D Printing of CT Scan Data”
  • Samuel O’Brien, Waterloo, biological systems engineering, “Improving the Sustainability of Bioethanol Production by Integrating Thermochemical Treatment of Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles”
  • David Reynolds, Grand Island, Nebraska, mechanical engineering, “Development of a Microfluidic Platform for Embryonic Zebrafish Confocal Microscopy Imaging”
  • Yahriel Salinas-Reyes, Clive, aerospace engineering, “Paper-Based 2-3D Piezoelectric Devices”