Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Biosystems Engineering Students Win Poster Awards at Appalachian State Energy Summit

From left to right: Alex Kasko, Ethan White, and Frank Jeffries at the Appalachian Energy Summit

Biosystems Engineering students Frank Jeffries (junior) and Ethan White (sophomore) split the top prize at the Undergraduate Student Poster competition at the Appalachian State Energy Summit held in Boone, NC June 8-10. Frank’s poster title was Biological Hydrogen Production by Fermentation and Ethan’s was Design of Sediment-Based Microbial Fuel Cells (co-authored by BE student Zachary Gilstrap).  Alex Kasko (senior) won Honorable Mention for his poster entitled Capture of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide in Freshwater Algae Culture.  All three students are Creative Inquiry interns in Dr. Caye Drapcho’s laboratory this summer.