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MSE Student Wins Best Poster Award


Materials Science senior, Lauren Wewer, received the best poster award during the American Society for Metals (ASM) Young Members Night Poster Competition held earlier this April. Wewer’s poster, titled “Alloy Design by Additive Manufacturing for Power Plants with High Energy Efficiency,” showed research results generated from a MASCRO summer research internship she completed last summer on graded alloy additive manufacturing.  She outcompeted other students from both Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University in the undergraduate category to win the award.

Wewer was also a member of Professor Wei Xiong’s lab group, which she joined after taking a thermodynamics course with him. Wewer plans to continue her graduate studies in the Pitt MEMS department in the area of functional materials.