AE Senior, won first place in the undergraduate category of the poster competition at the Great Midwest Regional Space Grant Conference
Stephen Moran, AE Senior, won first place in the undergraduate category of the poster competition at the Great Midwest Regional Space Grant Conference. The conference was held at Purdue University on September 6 – 7, 2007. Stephen’s poster, titled "Biomimetic Nano-Surface Creation for Drag Reduction in Fluid Power Systems" was based on research he conducted with Professor Eric Loth and AE graduate student Adam Steele as part of the Illinois Space Grant’s Summer 2007 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). As an award recipient, Stephen gave a presentation on his work to the conference participants. Three other UI students from UROP: John Kolinski, Anthony Lovero, and Brendan O’Rourke, also took part in the poster competition. Robert Whittlesey from the Illinois Institute of Technology was the fifth competitor representing the Illinois Space Grant.