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NSF Open House 2015 Sidd
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Open House is an annual event each January hosted by Tuskegee University and sponsored by the Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ESPSCoR) funded by the NSF. This community outreach program is designed to provide doctoral-granting universities across the state an opportunity to meet and share research achievements with each other and with members of the community in an effort to encourage the pursual of federal research dollars within the state of Alabama.

The NSF Open House provides a poster competition for approximately 150 university students at the undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D level each year to showcase their current or completed research and compete for a monetary award. UAB was represented by 10 students at each level in the poster competition from Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics. 

MSE Ph.D graduate Peter Barfknecht and MSE Ph.D candidate Siddhartha Brahma co-authored research on Thermoplastic Nylon Composites which was displayed in the poster competition at the NSF Open House. Brahma presented the poster and was awarded 1st place in the Ph.D category for a prize amount of $1,000. Award selection is based on the quality of the research and results, the presentation and knowledge of the research, and the poster design. 

Congratulations to both on a job well done!