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Khaled Alkhaledi, a graduate student in industrial engineering, placed second in the 2006 Philip E. Rollhaus Jr. Roadside Safety Essay Contest. He received $1,000 for his essay.
Graduate student David J. Miller received the J.A. Woollam graduate fellowship and the Sigma Xi student travel grant.
Kimberly A. Ryland, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, won the Society of Women Engineers Intel Scholarship and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers Marjorie Roy Rothermel Scholarship. Ryland also was a finalist for the Society of Women Engineers Collegiate Poster Competition.
David J. Miller and Kimberly A. Ryland won the NASA Nebraska Space Grant scholarships for the 2006-07 academic year.
Doctoral student Lauren Ronsse received the prestigious three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study architectural acoustics with Lily Wang, assistant professor of architectural engineering. Ronsse also received a scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers.
Graduate student Jonathan Rathsam will study next semester at the Institute of Technical Acoustics at RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering Lily Wang received an international research grant from the National Science Foundation that will cover Rathsam's costs.
The Nebraska chapter of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience won a bid to host the 2007 IAESTE
UNL placed second at this year's Big Beam Contest sponsored by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Team members were Scott Peterson, Ling Zhu, Nick Staroski, Saeed Javidi, Thomas Lutomirski, Scott Rosenbaugh and M.A. Stanigzai. Each team designed, built and tested a prestressed concrete beam. Entries were evaluated on weight, cost, strength, ductility and accuracy of predictions.
The Quarter-Scale Tractor Team placed fourth overall out of 29 teams at the 9th Annual International Quarter-Scale Competition in Peoria, Ill. Each entry is tested on maneuverability, serviceability, manufacturability, safety, ergonomics and cost. The UNL team also placed second in the scientific judging category and third in the oral report category. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers sponsors the competition.
Junior Mitchell Schlieker won a UNL transfer scholarship. The mechanical engineering major was in the honors program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Thirty-five engineering students were selected for the Cornhusker Marching Band. Biological Systems Engineering–Danielle Moores; Chemical Engineering–Kayla Diediker, Aaron Fluitt, Eric Ohnoutka, Pedrom Rejai; Civil Engineering–Karen Clinch, John Coburn, Heath Cutler, John DeVol, Luke Summers; Computer Engineering–Kyle Brown, Brian Dake, Jeff Kodad, John Tooker; Construction Management–Megan Lindell; Electrical Engineering–Justin Baker, Adam Breitbarth, Stuart Crittenden, Matt Johnson, Matt Leacock, Chris Reznicek; Industrial Engineering–Zac Brugler; Mechanical Engineering–Tim Aksamit, Erin Allison, Eric Cutler, Brett Drvol, Randy Frazier, Aaron Leacock, Ryan Oatman, Andy Severson, Andrew Shroll, Jason Thoendel, Ben Wankum; Undeclared–Brandon Engler, Douglas Loudon.