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Adam Provinchain wins 1st place at the NSBE TRE

November 23, 2011

Adam Provinchain wins 1st place at the NSBE TRE

Adam Provinchain

UCLA MAE Dept. 3rd year ME student Adam Provinchain won 1st place in the oral presentation category at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Fall Regional Conference's Technical Research Exhibition (T.R.E.).  The conference was held November 18-20, 2011, in Denver, CO.  UCLA is part of Region Six, which includes colleges from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  Competitors in the T.R.E. came from schools all across the region.

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NSBE T.R.E. First Place Award 2011 FRC - Denver

Adam Provinchain conducted research under the mentorship of Audrey Pool O’Neal in Professor Adrienne Lavine’s research group, as a scholar in the NSF funded Center for Scalable and Integrated NanoManufacturing (SINAM) Summer Research Academy.  His project is entitled "The Fabrication, Characterization and Analysis of a Barium Titanate/Epoxy Resin Nanocomposite".  He will now compete at the 38th Annual NSBE National Convention that will be held March 28 - April 2, 2012, in Pittsburgh, PA.

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CEED Director Rick Ainsworth and Adam Provinchain

The NSBE Mission Statement is “To increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who succeed professionally, excel academically, and positively impact the community.”  Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED) Director Rick Ainsworth serves as adviser for the UCLA NSBE Chapter.  The SINAM Summer Research Academy is directed by Professor Lavine and coordinated by KiMi Wilson, Education and Outreach Coordinator for UCLA/SINAM.