Steve Storck (Doctoral
Student) and Chris Paymon (Masters Student) from the MicroMaterials
Characterization Lab, directed by Professor Marc Zupan, UMBC Department of
Mechanical Engineering, won their divisions in the annual Baltimore/Washington
Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
student research night. The event was held on February 26, 2014 at UM College Park this year, and brings student researchers
from UMBC, University of Maryland College Park, University of Delaware and
University of West Virginia together annually to showcase their research and for
friendly competition judged by academics and engineering professionals.
For the 2014 event both
UMBC students won their divisions: Steve Storck participating in the oral
presentation with his talk ‘Multi-Length Scale Characterization of Additively
Manufactured Hybrid Nickel-Copper-Fused Deposition Model Sandwich Cores’ and
Chris Paymon in the poster presentation with his submission ‘Local Mechanical
Behavior Measurements of Friction Stir Welded Titanium’.
These achievements came
with an award, as well.Steve and Chris will
both go, expenses paid, to the national competition, where further
success would move them on to the international competition hosted by SAMPE Europe.