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Award Winners @ MESA Lab in Spring 2015 - Congratulations!!

May 8, 2015

MESA Lab members were awarded the following this past Spring 2015, big congratulations:

  • Brandon Stark amd Brendan Smith: $1000 UC Merced Natural Reserve System Award.  “An evaluation of vernal pool ecosystem properties remotely sensed with Unmanned Aerial Systems” (summer 2015)
  • Brandon Stark amd Brendan Smith: co-facilitators, Interdisciplinary Small Grants Program by the Graduate Division, PI:  Dr. Nicola Lercari, Assistant Professor of World Heritage $3000. (Natural and Cultural Resources Preservation Interdisciplinary Research Group) (Fall 2015)
  • Brandon Stark: Outstanding Graduate Student Award of UC Merced, 2015. (story)
  • Tiebiao Zhao, Brandon Stark and Jacqueline Clow: BIGIDEA 2015 3rd Place ($4000) award. (a past award 2013)
  • Alejandro Sanchez: Outstanding Senior Award, ME Program of School of Engineering, 2015.
  • Garrett John: 1st Place Research Week 90-Second Video Challenge (iPad Mini) - "Air Qualitty Control Episode IV"
  • Forrest Yeh: ASUCM Fellowship receiver ($1,000);  1st Place Pitchfest 24-Hour Pitch Challenge ($500); 2nd Place Pitchfest Ruiz Prize in Entrepreneurial Communication ($500) 
  • Juan Carlos Hernandez: 1st Place People's Award Flash Talk Track B ($100); 2nd Place Judges' Award Flash Talks Track B 
  • Benjamin Bocanegra: 1st Place People's Choice Award Flash Talk Track A ($100)
  • Huong Phan: 1st Place School of Engineering Undergraduate Student Poster Competition ($75)
  • Benjamin Bocanegra & Huong Phan: UC Merced 2015 Mobile App Challenge semi-final and final competition: "SpineWatch" -1st Place Mobile App Challenge Best in Health Category ($200), Honorable Mention (2nd Place)