student pictures Congratulations to Laurel James, ChemE staff member with a background in Forest Resources, who has received the E3 (Education-Environment-Economy) Award for Diversity in Action.  The state-wide award recognizes her role helping to explore and develop new modes for university-based research interactions with Northwest Tribes on renewable energy issues.


PolydropThe undergraduate developers of PolyDrop, an innovative conductive polymer additive for paints, received $5,000 in seed funding from the Buerk Center at the May 23 Business Plan Competition. Congratulations to seniors Odin Jacobovitch, Scott Landro, Heather Milligan, Naomi Miyake, and Volha Hrechka!

The senior design team advised by Professor Danilo Pozzo, also won the grand prize at the 2013 UW Environmental Innovation Challenge earlier this spring. Their prize-winning prototype is an additive that transforms regular coatings into conductive coatings to enable the use of carbon fiber composites in the transportation industry. The team's solution prevents the accumulation of static charges that can interfere with sensitive electronics.

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