Engineering students mentored by Dr. Nansong Wu, Assistant Professor of Engineering Science, were awarded first place honors at both the 2020 IEEE SusTech Conference Student Poster Contest and the 2020 CSU Student Research Competition.
Eleven teams from around the world competed in the 2020 IEEE SusTech Conference Student Poster Contest. Engineering students Anthony Aboumrad, Joseph Haun, and Alexander McGinnis received the first place award in the competition for their project, “Implementation of an Autonomous Charging Platform for the Purposes of Enabling Long-Haul and Off-Grid Operations by Electric Quadcopters.”
Aboumrad, Haun, and McGinnis were also awarded first place for this project in the 2020 CSU Student Research Competition. The CSU Student Research Competition is an annual statewide competition. The competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the twenty-three campuses of the CSU. About 190 teams participated in the 2020 competition, which, like the 2020 IEEE SusTech Conference Student Poster Competition, was held virtually this year.