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Andrew Chan

Jenell Smith

Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology/Axel Madsen Conference Grant 2009

Materials Science and Engineering BS, 2009

I was nominated by the MATE department head, Dr. Zavaliangos. I needed to submit my CV, a short letter explaining why I should win the award, and some background on my senior design project. Dr. Zavaliangos helped me submit this information and several weeks later informed me that I was one of the successful recipients. Half of the grant paid for the conference registration as a student including meals while the other half was used to cover transportation and hotel costs. This year's conference was held at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas. It was a three day event with presentations along with vendor booths selling products. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I was unable to present my poster, but I did learn a lot about emerging innovations in the PM industry from the presentations I attended and the experience overall was very rewarding.