Published On: Wed, Aug 14th, 2019

Boca Library and FAU Present Tomorrow’s Researchers

WAVE Winners – Alexis Base, Vassili Georgakopolou and Gianna Duran

Boca Raton Public Library and FAU Division of Research

Present “Tomorrow’s Researchers: Student Spotlight”

September 19, 2019, 2:00–3:00pm, Downtown Library

Boca Raton, FL – If you’re seeking solutions for today’s energy, health, environmental, community and social challenges, ask a Florida Atlantic University student! On September 19, three FAU Wave award-winning students will present their research findings at the Downtown Library from 2:00–3:00pm. Presenters and topics include:

  • Alexis Base: Developing a Solution to Ocean Acidification
  • Vassili Georgakopolous: Abrasion-Resistant and Flexible Nylon Polymer Fishing Line
  • Gianna Duran: Owl Parking—Campus Parking Made Easy

The FAU Wave Competition is an undergraduate applied research and entrepreneurial competition challenging students to submit and develop innovative ideas targeting societal problems. Winners are chosen based on (a) innovation and creativity, (b) significance of niche/problem addressed, (c) the practical ability to develop the project, and (d) marketability and GPA.

This presentation is part of the “FAU Research in Action” series, a yearlong collaboration between Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Research and the City of Boca Raton Libraries in which researchers share their innovative work and seek input from the community. Oyuki De Santiago Poletz, Program Services Librarian, notes, “Boca Raton is fortunate to have an active research university in our own backyard. This series is an excellent opportunity for our residents to engage with the experts at Florida Atlantic University and contribute to the direction of ground-breaking research.”

“Tomorrow’s Researchers: Student Spotlight” is free and open to the public. Register through the calendar at bocalibrary.org or call the library at 561-393-7852.

 

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