|FAMU Engineering Student Wins Research Competition|
|By Corbin Robinson -- Black College Wire|
Florida A&M has another student to add to its long list of achievers. Shari M. Briggs, a FAMU-FSU mechanical engineering master’s cooperative student, won the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 20th Undergraduate Research Symposium in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Ana G. Méndez University.
“I am thrilled that Shari’s research has been recognized,” Moore said. “Many students graduate without ever entering, not to mention winning, a technical presentation award. This is a great accomplishment for Shari and a testament to her hard work in FAMU’s graduate engineering program.”
National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Investigation of Composite Processing Techniques for Ceramic and Polymer Composite Materials sponsored Briggs’ research. Since 1989, the symposium provides an outlet for minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics undergraduate and graduate students to compete in the presentation of their research experiences at their universities.
Since 2000, Ana G. Méndez University System has hosted the symposium. According to AGMUS’s Web site, its goal is expanding the reach of its meeting to other institutions in the nation with minority participation in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas.
The symposium is implemented under the Student Research Development Center, which is part of the Vice Presidency for Planning and Academic Affairs of the Ana G. Méndez University System. According to AGMUS, in 2009, more than 300 students attended the symposium, from 35 universities in the United States.
Corbin Robinson writes for The Famuan, the Florida A&M University student newspaper, which originally published this article.
|Posted Nov. 10, 2009|