NOV. 12, 2013 – SPSU congratulates Joseph Tanner, a mechanical engineering technology (MET) major, on receiving a third-place award for his oral presentation, “A Study of an Optimized Drag-Reduction System for Semi-Trailers.” Tanner presented his research at the 8th Annual Fall National Symposium and Research Conference sponsored by the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PSLSAMP) at the Marietta Conference Center in October. Ten SPSU students participated as conference presenters.
PSLSAMP is a program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The objective of PSLSAMP is to increase the proportion of underrepresented minority student participants pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees to retain minority students and prepare them to engage in research opportunities as undergraduates. In addition, PSLSAMP seeks to prepare and motivate an increased number of these students to pursue advanced study in STEM areas.
Congratulations also go to Tanner’s research mentor, Dr. Mir Atiqullah, an MET professor.