In the Spotlight: Nov. 1, 2013

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  • Junyi Shan, Chun-Hsing Ho and IDarius Ishaku
    Junyi Shan, Chun-Hsing Ho and Darius Ishaku

    Senior civil engineering majors Junyi Shan and Darius Ishaku, and their faculty adviser, Chun-Hsing Ho, won the second-place award in the Load-to-Cost Ratio category for the 2013 Student Pervious Concrete Cylinder Competition, sponsored by the American Concrete Institute.

    Participating teams are challenged to apply sustainability concepts and to use their knowledge of concrete mixture design by producing pervious concrete and developing the highest load-to-cost ratio. Teams submit their mix design formula to the institute for review, then produce pervious concrete specimens in their lab and bring their specimens to the competition event.

    Thirty-four teams from 25 universities from the United States and South America competed. All concrete specimens were tested on-site and were judged by the test results. Shan and Ishaku were both recognized at the event and received a $500 award.

  • Rynn, Andryushchenko and Schlegel
    Shilo Rynn, Rebecca Andryushchenko and Nickolaus Schlegel

    Three undergraduates from NAU’s Model United Nations club received awards at the Oct. 25 United Nations conference in Washington, D.C. Forestry major Shilo Rynn, political science major Rebecca Andryushchenko and international affairs major Nickolaus Schlegel were awarded Honorable Mention Delegation for Uganda.

    More than 30 students from the Model UN club are participating in other conferences this year, including a trip to Brussels, Belgium, in March. The club is advised by Gretchen Gee in the Department of Politics and International Affairs.

  • Camden's 'Venus'
    Camden’s ‘Venus’

    Laura L. Camden, associate professor of photojournalism, had a photograph selected for the Photo Review’s 29th annual international photography competition. Camden was one of 16 artists accepted out of 357 applicants and received a juror’s award for her image “Venus,” Mainpat, India.

    Her work will be published and exhibited in the “Best of Show” at the University of the Arts’ Gallery in Philadelphia beginning Nov. 1.

    The competition was juried by Paul Roth, senior curator and director of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.