School of Engineering Student Wins ASEE Competition

April 3, 2008

lovaldScott Lovald won first place in the graduate student category of the American Society for Engineering Education 2008 Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference for a paper titled “Investigating the Role of Fluid Dynamics and Wall Mechanics in Atherosclerosis, Plaque Rupture and Plaque Excavation in the Human Carotid Bifurcation.” He coauthored the paper with Tariq Khraishi, Juan Heinrich, Howard Yonas and Christopher Taylor. UNM School of Engineering hosted the conference. It attracted more than 100 participants to Albuquerque the last week in March.

This year’s conference theme was “Current and Future Challenges and Opportunities in Engineering Education.” The keynote speech was given by Neal Shinn, Ph.D., the User Program Manager of the Department of Energy Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) at Sandia National Laboratories. Shinn provided an overview of CINT and its capabilities, services and structure. He also discussed the user program and explained the proposal process.

Gerhard Salinger, Ph.D., program director in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation (NSF) discussed funding opportunities that relate to engineering education and describe features of the ASEE sponsored Global Colloquium on Engineering Education.