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Winners of First Annual Female Research Showcase Announced

Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos and Amy L. Corcoran, winner of the First Annual Female Research Showcase in the Ph.D. category.

On March 12, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Murray Center for Women in Technology hosted the final showcase of their First Annual Female Research Showcase and Oral Presentation Workshop. The goal of this series of events was twofold: to highlight research done by undergraduate and graduate female researchers at NJIT and to provide them with detailed critiques (from evaluators outside their fields) that they can use to improve their oral presentation skills.

The event series began in December 2013 with a call for abstracts. Professors from several NJIT departments reviewed those abstracts and assigned scores. The submissions received were divided into two groups: submissions by BS/MS students in a single category and Ph.D. students in another. Of the 24 submitted abstracts, 16 were chosen to participate in the classifying rounds, which took place once a week from Feb. 12 until March 3.  After the classifying rounds, only the three top scorers in each category were invited to participate in the final showcase.  In the end, Divya Nithya Baskaran (MS, BME) and Amy L. Corcoran (Ph.D., CBPE) were the winners in the BS/MS and Ph.D. categories, respectively.

SWE and the Murray Center for Women in Technology would like to thank all the students who participated in the event for sharing their remarkable research with the NJIT community. They would also like to acknowledge the professors and industry partners who volunteered their time to serve as evaluators: Robert Barat, Bharat Biswal, Reginald Farrow, Zafar Iqbal, Michael Jaffe, Alexei Khalizov, Taha Marhaba, Durgamadhab Misra, Lisa Nocks, Raquel Perez-Castillejos, Shyamala Pillai, N. M. Ravindra, Mirko Schoenitz, Suarwee Snitsiriwat, Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, and Chitra Venkatraman (Alcatel-Lucent).