“These grants allow ASTM International to support students who are directly engaging with our standards in real-world scenarios as they work on capstone projects,” said Travis Murdock, academic outreach coordinator. “The goals of these innovative projects, from accessibility-focused technology to helmet safety, support what we strive to do every day, help the world work better.”
The following students have won 2020 project grants:
- Bella Caico and team, Rochester Institute of Technology, who is working on an assistive device that will allow individuals of all abilities to participate in soccer,
- Courtney Ketchum and team, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who is working on a fully-implantable bidirectional microperfusion device,
- Stuart Nicholas and team, University of Kentucky, who is working to gather data on equestrian helmets through a projectlateral compression test,
- Brooke Paccione, Lafayette College, who is working on environmental site assessment, remediation, and development, and
- Christian Thorpe and team, University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is working on an exoskeleton capable of assisting people suffering from muscular diseases.
Students interested in applying for 2021 grants should submit an abstract, including:
- Summary of the project goal,
- List of ASTM International standards that are being considered to achieve that goal,
- Declaring of intent to submit an application paper for publication by ASTM International on completion of project, and
- Statement of endorsement by a faculty member.
Deadline for submission is Oct. 31, 2021. More information on project grants can be found at www.astm.org/projectgrants.
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