Graduate students' research on display at 2017 CSEE Poster Competition

Graduate students throughout CSEE participated in this year's poster competition on Friday, March 31. The competition allowed students to showcase several research projects.

By Peter Murphy

Published April 4, 2017

Seven students from the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) at UB participated in the 2017 CSEE Graduate Student Poster Competition. This annual event allows graduate students to present their research to CSEE faculty, staff, and fellow grad and undergrad students, and gives them an opportunity to win cash prizes.

The March 31 event featured judging by all attendees. Judges were asked to rank each presentation based on nine criteria having to do with the aesthetics of the poster, the student’s presentation and the research and methods behind the poster.

Alan Rabideau, director of graduate studies for the CSEE department, presented awards to students with the three highest scores. Ching Ching Yu (PhD, Structural and Earthquake Engineering) received first place and $250 for her poster titled “Using Seismic Isolation to Reduce Risk and Capital Cost of Safety-related Nuclear Structures.” Second place winner was Arvid Mohammad Masud (MS, Enviornmental Engineering), who received $150 for his poster on “Iron Nanoparticle Conjugated Carbon Nanohybrids Synthesis by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis for Water Treatment.” Salaheldeen Seliman (PhD, Transportation Systems Engineering) received third place and a prize of $50 for his poster titled “Traffic Control at Freeway Work Zones Using Connected Vehicles Technology.”

The first, second and third place students, Yu, Masud and Seliman will represent CSEE in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduate poster competition on Wednesday, April 12 in the Davis Hall Atrium.

Open to all CSEE graduate students, the event was organized and sponsored by the Graduate Student Association of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE).