Awards were given to students at the recent IAB meeting.  The students were evaluated by the IAB members based on their project technical work, presentation, and answers to questions. 

Given a Superior Award was Prashant Gautam for his project “CFD of air-related noise generation mechanisms at the tire/road interface”


Cynthia Flanigan, Prashant Gautam, and Chris Robertson

Honorable Mention Awards were given to Scott Smith for his project “Modeling strain-energy distributions and failure properties for idealized particle dispersions and interfaces in filled elastomers” and to Xuesong Yan and Cody Dickinson for their project “Modulating silica-rubber interface by biorenewable urushiol-derived silanes”.


Cynthia Flanigan, Scott Smith, and Chris Robertson

Cynthia Flanigan, Chris Robertson, and Cody Dickinson


Students received a plaque and several donated items from our member companies.  Congratulations to our winners, and thank-you to all students for a job well done.