MSE Undergraduate Students Represent Rutgers at MS&T Conference in Portland

The Materials Science & Technology technical meeting and exhibition showcases the forefront of research innovations and technologies in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) field, bringing together scientists, engineers, students, and more to discuss current research and technical applications. The meeting this fall spanned from September 29th to October 3rd in Portland, Oregon. Four Rutgers MSE undergraduate students—Caleb Frey, Steven Rizzie, Emily Sukenik, and Katie Sun—ensured that both Material Advantage and Keramos were well-represented at this meeting and its competitions. 

Steven Rizzie took part in the Undergraduate Student Speaking Competition, presenting “Solar Innovation Through Two Junction Devices”. Katie Sun presented her poster titled “Exploring the Capabilities of Direct Write 3-D Printing for Multi-Material Composites” at the Undergraduate Student Poster Competition. Although Katie and Steven did not bring home any awards from the student competition portion, both accepted the “Most Improved Chapter” award for the Keramos Rutgers Chapter at the National Keramos Convocation. Caleb Frey, treasurer for the Material Advantage (MA) Chapter of Rutgers, attended a MA officer meeting while Emily Sukenik, delegate of the ACerS President's Council of Student Advisors (PCSA), attended the PCSA Annual Business Meeting. The students returned from the MS&T meeting in Portland with knowledge of new research advancements, skills learned in officer workshops, and ideas for future Keramos and Material Advantage meetings. 


Steven Rizzie presents his presentation titled “Solar Innovation Through Two Junction Devices” at the MS&T Undergraduate Student Speaking Competition


Katie Sun presents her poster titled “Exploring the Capabilities of Direct Write 3-D Printing of Multi-Material Composites at the Undergraduate Poster Competition


Katie Sun and Steven Rizzie accept the “Most Improved Chapter” award on behalf of Rutgers at the Keramos Convocation at MS&T


Steven Rizzie, Emily Sukenik, Caleb Frey, and Katie Sun (from left to right) snap a photo at the Willamette River!