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The CenTiRe Industry Advisory Board greatly appreciates the work performed by the students in their projects. As a part of recognizing this the IAB gives prizes based on their evaluation of the students’ presentations during the IAB meeting for technical content, presentation, and response to questions. Based on the evaluation tally the students are awarded company items donated by the industry members.

Student winners at the 2021 Fall IAB meeting were:

Best New Project Presentation: Siddarth Jain & Junhyeon Seo "Automated Vibration Mode Shape Characterization of Radial Tire using Zernike Moment Descriptor and Machine Learning" – Faculty - Rakesh Kapania

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Best Team Presentation:  Gavan Lienhart, Sayan Basak & Leyao Wu "Enhanced Crystallinity of Recycled PET Materials" – Faculty - James eagan, Kevin Cavicchi & Sadhan Jana

Best Team Presentation ResultsPic Team Presentation Awardee 1Pic Team Presentation Awardee 3

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Best Overall Presentation:  Mohit Nitin Shenvi "Snow Measurements and Characterization for Traction Prediction" - Corina Sandu & costin untaroiu

 Best Overall Presentation Results Fall 2021Best Overall Presentation Results

Congratulations to our winners, and thank-you to all students for a job well done.