Female Engineering Students Awarded Research Grants
Sophia Fleri and Margaret Kilpatrick are seniors in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Southern University. Each received a $2,000 award to fund her undergraduate research.
Fleri’s topic for her undergraduate honors thesis, “Environmental Energy Sustainability Evaluation by Simulation and Experiment.” Kilpatrick is also working toward her undergraduate honors thesis, “Noise, Vibration, and Combustion Emissions Comparison of IPK and S8 Synthetic Fuels in an Aero Gas Turbine.” Both students are developing their research in the Mechanical Engineering program’s Energy and Aerospace Combustion Laboratories. Professor Valentin Soloiu, Ph.D., the Allen E. Paulson Distinguished Chair of Renewable Energy, is the faculty mentor for Fleri and Kirkpatrick.
These grants are a part of the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing Undergraduate Research grant program, an internal competitive-selection process.