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Dr. Qing and Dr. Xu receive prestigious AFS Howard F. Taylor Award

Every year, the American Foundry Society recognizes several members of the metalcasting community for their accomplishments and contributions to the industry. The awards celebrate lifetimes of service, impactful research, volunteer leadership, and innovation.

AFS’s Howard F. Taylor Award was established to recognize a paper presented at the annual Metalcasting Congress that has the greatest long-range technical significance in the field of cast metals technology. There are two Taylor Award winners this year, the first of which is: “Structure of Spheroidal Graphite Nuclei and Spheroidizing Mechanism of Graphite in Mg-Treated Ductile Iron” by Dr. JingJing Qing and Dr. Mingzhi Xu of Georgia Southern University.

Dr. Qing is an assistant professor in the Manufacturing Engineering department. Dr. Xu is an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering department. We congratulate this dynamic collaborative team on their accomplishment.

MechE Top Student Named to All-District Athletics

STATESBORO – Georgia Southern men’s tennis junior Pascal Wagemaker was named Academic All-District Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America for Spring 2020 At-Large athletes.
Wagemaker now advances to national balloting in an attempt to become just the second Academic All-American in program history behind Ulrich Ebensperger in 2003.
The Zuid-Scharwoude, Netherlands, native went 13-4 in singles play and 8-7 in doubles while carrying a 4.00 GPA as a Mechanical Engineering major. From Jan. 26-Feb. 23, Wagemaker recorded a team best 11 straight wins primarily from the three position in singles action.
On Jan. 29, he was named the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for his performances against Miami, The Citadel and Clemson. During the three match span, he went 2-1 in singles with wins over the Bulldogs and Tigers.
He also made the Georgia Southern President’s List for the Spring 2020 semester.
NCAA Division I-District 4 is made up of colleges from Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Wagemaker was one of only two selected from the Peach State alongside Georgia Bulldogs swimmer Jackson Ford.   

DoD CySP Awards 3 GS Students

Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program (CySP) is designed to support the recruitment of new cyber talent … who have skills necessary to meet DoD’s cyber requirements and help secure our nation against threats of information systems and networks.

DoD CySP provides scholarships to students in pursuit of cyber-related degree at National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Education: Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R), or Cyber Operations (CAE-CO).

THREE students from Georgia Southern’s Center for Applied Cyber Education were selected as outstanding cybersecurity students for the DoD CySP program for the coming academic year! Congratulations to Caulos Louissaint, Noah Keeth and Sam Wong! Also congratulations to director of Georgia Southern’s Center for Applied Cyber Education, Frank Katz, assistant professor of Information Technology.

ASCE Student Chapter Wins GeoWall Challenge

The Georgia Southern chapter of the the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) were awarded FIRST PLACE in the 2020 Geowall Challenge at this year’s regional conference. Dr. Soonkie Nam led the Geowall team, who overcame the challenges of this year’s situation.

MSCS Student Paper Selected as Best Paper at ACMSE 2020

Tasnia Tabassum, MSCS student, and faculty co-authors Dr. Andrew Allen and Dr. Pradipta De, both of the Department of Computer Science, received the Best Paper Award at the Annual ACM SouthEast 2020 Conference. Congratulations to our researchers on this prestigious accomplishment.

Due to the development of COVID-19, the conference was held as a fully synchronous online conference hosted by the University of South Florida’s Department of Electrical Engineering April 2 through 4.