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Three Engineering students winners in LoboBITES competition

November 11, 2018 - By Kim Delker

Three students from The University of New Mexico School of Engineering were finalists in the annual LoboBITES competition on Nov. 7.

LoboBITES is part of the annual Shared Knowledge Conference, which celebrates UNM graduate students and their outstanding research and scholarship.

Emma Garcia, a graduate student in biomedical engineering and orthopaedics and rehabilitation, won first place, and Tye Martin, a graduate student in biomedical engineering, won second place. Ayush Raj Shahi, a graduate student in civil, construction and environmental engineering, received the People’s Choice Award.

Garcia’s project was titled “ An engineer’s take on the bone-ligament interface: Utilizing novel technology to improve clinical outcomes.” Martin presented “Computational Investigation of the Interactions Between Bioactive Compounds and Biological Assemblies.” Shahi’s project was titled, “Is Wastewater Useless?”

The Shared Knowledge Conference, sponsored by the Office of Graduate Students, the Vice President for Research, and Alumni Relations, provides a venue for students to engage with the UNM and larger New Mexico community, to cross the borders that too often divide academia from the larger world, and in so doing spark conversations and collaboration toward a world of equity, innovation, discovery and growth, said Julie Coonrod, dean of graduate studies.