SCMSS Undergraduate Researchers Placed in Top 3 in Undergraduate Research Competition

Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016

Out of seventy-five undergraduate student research presentations, two students mentored by SCMSS Faculty Erin Hackett and Roi Gurka placed within the top three under the poster and oral presentation categories. 

Stephen Penton, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Major, works on research with SCMSS faculty member Erin Hackett and placed third in the poster presentation category for his poster titled Ocean Surface Effects on Refractivity Inversions Using Genetic Algorithms.  Details regarding ongoing research in refractivity inversions can be seen on the following research project webpage, Inversely Determining Atmospheric Refractivity Structure Using Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Models and Measurements.

Meghan Troup, Marine Science Major, works on research with SCMSS faculty members Erin Hackett and Roi Gurka and placed second for her oral presentation titled Decreased Mixing Conditions during Low Oxygen Events in Long Bay, South Carolina: 2006-2014.  Details regarding ongoing research associated with this project can be seen on the following research project webpage, Physical Conditions Associated with Hypoxia in Long Bay, SC.

Faculty, staff and graduate students at the School of Coastal and Marine Systems Science would like to congratulate Stephen and Meghan on their accomplishments.