Brian Wilson Wins 2nd Place at AIChE Southwest Regional Conference
Senior undergraduate student Brian Wilson received second place and $100 for his entry in the American Institute for Chemical Engineerings’ (AIChE) paper competition at the organization’s recent Southwest Regional Conference.
“The top three winners of the event were chosen based on the technical content as well as the delivery of their presentation,” said Ann-Marie Leba, chair of the paper competition. “Brian did an exceptional job in the outlined criteria.”
Wilson submitted “Concentrated Dispersion of Equilibrium Protein Nanoclusters That Reversibly Dissociate into Active Monomers”, a paper he co-authored under the advisement of Professor Keith Johnston.
Prior to attending the conference, students were asked to submit a paper addressing where future jobs are for chemical engineers. However, any topic related to the broader field of chemical engineering was also accepted.
Contestants were required to organize a 10 minute presentation and participate in a two minute question-and-answer session with judges. Over 200 students and 50 professionals attended the conference designed for attendees to compete, learn and network with fellow chemical engineering peers.
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