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Isaac wins the SICB DCB talk competition

Big congratulations to Isaac Yeaton! He won the Mimi A. R. Koehl and Stephen A. Wainwright Award for the best student talk in the Division of Comparative Biomechanics. This is a competition at the national SICB conference in which applicants submit extended abstracts in the fall, and only a small number are chosen to present in the DCB BSP (Best Student Presentation) session at the conference. This year, there were 6 talks in the session, and they were all really good; the competition was intense. Regardless of the whether he won or not, Isaac's talk was truly outstanding. Isaac speaking to half of the room; there was another projector on the right.

Matt Giarra defends his PhD

Congratulations to Matt Giarra, who successfully defended his dissertation today. Matt's PhD dissertation is titled "The Signal in the Noise: Understanding and Mitigating Decorrelation in Particle Image Velocimetry". His primary advisor was Dr. Pavlos Vlachos of Purdue, who was faculty member in ME here for many years, and Socha was his co-advisor. Matt is moving on to a very nice research position at the Applied Physics Lab (APL) in DC.

SICB 2017 in the Big Easy

Our lab attended the national Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) conference in New Orleans. SICB is perhaps the premiere conference for comparative biomechanics in the world, and almost one quarter of the conference is devoted to the topic. This year we represented with nice talks and posters from Isaac (who was in the talk competition), Jack, Sharri, Melissa, Khaled, Yudi, Michelle, and Talia (who once again had a talk on the last day!). Yudi gave her first talk as an undergrad, always an impressive feat. Joel and Alex also attended.

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