2021 Techxpo winners


2021 Winners

Best in Show

From Mechanical Engineering

• Mobile Biochar Reactor
Kaleb Ferriter, Austin Walsh, and Jake Bentley

Biological Sciences

• Analysis of E3 Ubiquitin Ligase RNF125
Jenna Maroney, Hudsyn Dibrito, and Cody Tofflemire


• Neutralization of Organophosphate Nerve Agents by Photo-thermal Tandem Catalysis
Katelyn Alley

Civil Engineering

• Storm Drain Inlet Efficiency
Evan Anderson, Spencer Schock, Tyler Folkes, Jaylen Taggart, and Brady Clawson

Computer Science/Software Engineering

• Touchless Respiratory Monitor Data Visualization using QT & C++
Ryan Hessler and Seth Bettwieser

Electrical Engineering

• Bausch Potato Inc. Blancher Automation
Max Erickson, Kaleb Bausch, Jaime Rodriguez, Rayce McCord, and Jake Michelotti

Environmental Engineering

• Microbial Cellulose Capsules for Environmental Remediation
Laurel Bitterman

Geological Engineering

• Pintler Peaks Slope Instability Investigation and Design
Sean Harris and Ian Needs

Geophysical Engineering

• Mapping of Heavy Metal Contaminants using X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Ground Water Flow Direction using Electrical Resistivity Method near Stucky Ridge, Anaconda, Montana
Tess Janney and Matthew Larson

Mathematical Sciences

• Convex Mosaics and their Applications
Michael Bruner, Heidi Steiger, and Marie Steiger

Mechanical Engineering

• AC Resonant Compressor
Grace Ostermiller, Emily Maynard, and Wednesday Rehm

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

• Synthesis of Nano-Au from Potassium Gold Cyanide Conc
Cameron Hughes

Mining Engineering

• Investigating Methods to Reduce Overbreak in the Underground Mine Education Center
Nicholas Venteicher

Occupational Safety & Health

• Naming the Rows and Columns of Risk Assessment Matrices
Blake Nichols and Royce Bird

Petroleum Engineering

• Redeveloping a North Dakota Oil Field
Derek Lemler, Brady Koenig, Chase Heiden, and Abdulelah Al-amoudi

PhD Projects

• Freestanding Electrospun Supercapacitor Electrodes
Molly Brockway

Graduate Projects

Environmental Engineering, Ecological Restoration, Health Care Informatics, Industrial Hygiene, and Project Engineering & Management

• Comparison of ICP-MS and FP XRF Analytical Techniques for Analyzing Metals in Air and Soil
Kelsey Schmidt