First Prizes in TMS 2007 Student Posters Competition
During its 2007 Annual Meeting held in Orlando, FL (Feb. 25 - March 2) The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) hosted their Technical Division Student Posters Contest. The competition included five technical categories. Two PREM undergraduate students won first prizes their corresponding technical divisions.
José Vázquez: “Comparative Analysis of Processing Routes for the Synthesis and Characterization of Al+MgB2 Composites Under Vacuum” First Prize of the Light Metals Division
Carlos Báez: “Influence of Varying Cooling Rates on the Directional Solidification of an Aluminum-Copper-Boron Composite” First Prize of the Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
José Vázquez and Carlos Báez are senior Mechanical Engineering students working in Prof. O. M. Suárez’s research group under the mentorship of Luvina Reyes, former PREM MS student (now in CBI company in TX), and Sandra Pedraza, also PREM MS student (now PhD student in Arizona State Univ.). This is the very first time that UPRM students win these awards.