Erika Arvay, an undergraduate working in Dr. Blenner’s research group, is the recipient of a NASA SC Space Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship, an ACCIAC Creativity & Innovation Fellowship, and a Calhoun Honors College Award. Undergraduate, Spencer Smith, also won an ACCIAC Fellowship.
Senior Mark Payne received the Western S.C. Section AIChE Scholastic Achievement Award at the College Awards Banquet in April. Departmental awards this year were given out to David Barton, ChBE Senior of the Year Award; Townsend Reeves, ChBE Junior of the Year Award; and Sean Dix, ChBE Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award.
Senior Matt McMillan won 2nd Place in the Paper Competition at the AIChE Southern Regional Conference at the University of Alabama. His research was titled “Nanocrystalline Cellulose Device Platforms”
The Creative Inquiry undergrad group “Membrane Separations for Clean Water and Energy” won 2nd Place People’s Choice Award at the Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Event. Christine Duval and Steven Weinman are the graduate student mentors.