nsf logoMaterials Science and Engineering undergraduate Ranae Wright won first place out of 22 entries for her work on Testing and Characterization of Bamboo Laminated Structures at the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Open House in Montgomery.

Wright was joined by Ph.D. students Amanee Salaam and Melike Onat, who won second and third-place, respectively, in their categories. Each of the three awards included a $600 prize.

Dizbay-Onat's third place winner was among 42 entries in the Physical Sciences & Engineering category. The title of her work was Effects of Carbonization and Activation Parameters on Natural Fiber Derived Activated Carbons

Salaam won second-place among 25 entries in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Health category for her work on ‘Nanodiamond Medicated Drug Delivery Systems for Targeted Treatment of Prostate Cancer.

Also presenting posters at the event were SOE students Pete Barfknecht, Carrie Schindler, Precious Mitchell, Alejandra Constante, Pritesh Yeole, Ahmed Hassen and Qiushi Wang. More than 130 posters were presented from all Alabama schools.