CITY, S.D. (Nov. 27, 2013) – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
senior Joe Bob Machado, a chemical engineering student from Willis, Texas,
recently earned top honors at the national AIChE (American Institute of
Chemical Engineers) conference in San Francisco.
placed second in the Harry West Award competition in the Fuels and
Petrochemical Division for his poster presentation and finished third in the Fuels,
Petrochemicals and Energy II Division competition.
poster presentation was about his research designing a mass algae production
method that most efficiently uses land area while maximizing the production of
Harry West Award is presented to undergraduate students who submit the best
paper on subjects relevant to fuels, petrochemicals or safety. Three students
are selected and given a plaque and a $500 scholarship. Awardees are recognized
in AIChE’s newsletter and at the AIChE Annual Student Brunch. Their papers will
also be published to the Fuel & Petrochemical Division’s website.
in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and
engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering
bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,640
students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of
14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is $62,400 with a 98 percent
placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at
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