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Collegiate Competition

Congratulations to the WE Local Phoenix Collegiate Competition finalists. View Finalist posters onsite at Phoenix or listen to them talk about their research during Collegiate Competition lightning talks, times indicated below.


  • Sanjana Das
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    • Abstract Title: Nanotechnology for Water-Less Cleaning of Solar Panels
    • Lightning TalkSaturday 3:05-3:30 p.m. | Paradise Valley
  • Monica Chirdula
    University of Oklahoma

    • Abstract Title: Upgrading Biomass Derived Compounds to Petrochemical Intermediates: Selective Conversion of 4-Pentenoic Acid to Olefins and Diolefins
    • Lightning TalkSaturday 3:25-3:40 p.m. | Paradise Valley


  • MaiQuyen Nguyen
    The University of Texas at Austin

    • Abstract Title: Three-Dimensional Mechanical Testing of Breast Tissue
    • Lightning Talk: Saturday 2:15-2:35 p.m. | Paradise Valley
  • Jiyoung Hwang
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    • Abstract Title: UAV Research – CFD Studies in Venturi Wing Design
    • Lightning Talk: Saturday 2:40-3:00 p.m. | Paradise Valley