Student Projects Showcased at Research Fellows Symposium

Arianne Parvaresh-Rizi
The project by biomedical engineering major Arianne Parvaresh-Rizi (left) won second runner-up. She received a cash prize of $250. (Photo by Chandu Dondeti)

Among the 48 University of Rhode Island students who presented their research projects at the Annual Undergraduate Research Fellows Symposium were the 10 engineering students listed below.

The projects were showcased on Dec. 14 at the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences. URI President Marc Parlange awarded prizes for the most outstanding projects.

Energy Fellows

Gage Blanchflower, mechanical engineering, “Incentivizing Change: A look at the power of cash rebates to reach energy reduction goals”

Katie Hampston, mechanical engineering, “How Smart Grids Can Keep Us Safe”

Josh Fishbein, industrial & systems engineering, “100% Renewable Energy in Rhode Island by 2033: What’s the plan?”

Pumee Rojchanaborworn, MS ocean engineering, “A Path to Overcoming Energy Efficiency Challenges in Rhode Island”

Coastal and Environmental Fellows

Jacob Bross, biotechnology and chemical engineering, “New England Cottontail Conservation: A sequencing and genetics approach”

Science and Engineering Fellows

Eva Davet, civil engineering, “Optimizing street sweeping to reduce water runoff pollution in urban areas”

Sara Hamada Mohamed, biomedical engineering, “Development of NeoTex an Advanced Neonatal Monitoring System for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)”

Emma Lokey, biomedical engineering, “Rehabilitation Bike for Motor-Impaired Patients”

Arianne Parvaresh-Rizi, biomedical engineering, “Enhanced Macrophage Uptake via DPPS-Loaded Spray Dried Microparticles”

Kali Vanderlaan, ocean engineering, “Investigation of the vertical stress thresholds of helical anchors”