1st place in Cancer Biology and 2nd Place
in Civil & Manufacturing Engineering for UPRM students
at NSF Event in Washington, DC
Two UPRM students, Giovanni Torres Suárez and Juan Irizarry Nieves were recognized for the presentation of their research work at the 2014 NSF Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM held in Washington DC from February 20-22.
Giovanni Torres is a senior in the Civil Engineering department and won 2nd place in the undergraduate category of Civil & Manufacturing Engineering. His work was coauthored by Industrial Engineering graduate student Nitza García and was titled ‘Applying Multicriteria Optimization in Fa-nS Concrete Mix at Early Age’. Giovanni`s work was supervised by Dr. Mauricio Cabrera-Ríos, Dr. Luis Zapata and Dr. Marcelo Suárez.
Juan Irizarry is a senior in the Biology department and won 1st place in the undergraduate category of Cancer Biology. His work was titled ‘Literature-based Evidence for Potential Colon and Cervical Cancer Biomarkers: Optimization-guided biological discovery.’ Dr. Clara E. Isaza and Dr. Mauricio Cabrera-Ríos advised Juan in his work.
Giovanni, Nitza and Juan are part of The Applied Optimization Group at UPRM, lead by Dr. Clara Isaza and Dr. Mauricio Cabrera-Ríos. This is the third consecutive year that students from this research group win awards at such event.
LINKS OF INTEREST
2014 NSF ERN Conference
The Applied Optimization Group at UPRM