Rowan U seniors receive Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council awardApril 13, 2007
Rowan University civil and environmental engineering students James Zamorski and Daniel MacInnes and physics major Nicholas Lambert have received a Student Paper Award from the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council.
The three seniors garnered their award in the junior/senior category for a clinic paper they researched in the fall. They received their certificates and monetary prizes at an Engineers Week Banquet held recently at Rowan.
According to Zamorski, 21, of Cranford, the purpose of the research "is to analyze the influence of coordination number on crushing strength of spherical particles." Coordination number refers to the number of particles in contact with a particle.
"We are using this data collected from spherical particles in the lab to simulate and model how coordination number will affect the crushing strength of individual sand particles when a load is placed upon them," Zamorski said.
MacInnes, 22, lives in Brick, and Lambert, 23, resides in Cape May Court House.
The Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council organizes the annual event to recognize the work of professional and student engineers as well as outstanding math and science teachers and high school students throughout the region.