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2017 Bowman Scholars

Division of Engineering and Weapons

1/C Drew Brenn

  • Major: Nuclear Engineering
  • Title: Characterization of Neutron Protection Factors
  • Advisor: Assistant Professor Marshall Millett - Mechanical Engineering Department

1/C Julie Candau

  • Major: Systems Engineering
  • Title: A Feasibility Study of Hand Pose Recognition via Electromyography
  • Advisor: Assistant Professor Levi DeVries - Weapons and Systems Engineering Department

1/C Brian Cully

  • Major: Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: Assessment of Hover Performance Enhancements of Leading-Edge Protuberances on Rotor Blades
  • Advisors: Assistant Professor Joseph Milluzzo - Aerospace Engineering Department, Associate Professor David Miklosovic - Aerospace Engineering Department, Professor Mark Murray - Mechanical Engineering Department

1/C Stephen Gonzalez

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Title: Diesel Engine Combustion with Heavy Hydrocarbon Tallow Based Fuel
  • Advisor: Professor Jim Cowart - Mechanical Engineering Department

1/C Edward Hanlon

  • Major: Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: Enhancing Proximity Operations by Utilizing an Active Visible Light Ranging System for Autonomous Spacecraft Rendezvous and Docking
  • Advisors: Professor George Piper - Weapons and Systems Engineering Department, Assistant Professor Jin Kang - Aerospace Engineering Department

1/C Nicholas Hart

  • Major: Nuclear Engineering
  • Title: Material Characterization of Additively Manufactured Components for Process Optimization
  • Advisor: CDR Bradford Baker, USN - Mechanical Engineering Department

1/C Benjamin Keegan

  • Major: System Engineering (Honors)
  • Title: Nonlinear Attitude Control Methods for a Manipulator-Equipped Small Satellite
  • Advisors: Professor Richard O'Brien - Weapons and Systems Engineering Department, Professor George Piper - Weapons and Systems Engineering Department

1/C Robert Kelso

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Title: Analysis of Renewable Fuel Physical Properties and Their Effect on Direct Injection Fuel Spray Characteristics
  • Advisor: Professor Jim Cowart - Mechanical Engineering Department

1/C Berl McLaurin

  • Major: Nuclear Engineering
  • Title: Estimating Nuclear Blast Yields Using the Phi-fifth Method and Simulated Nuclear Events
  • Advisors: CDR Stuart Blair, USN - Mechanical Engineering Department, Professor John Burkhardt - Mechanical Engineering Department

1/C Jacob Melton

  • Major: Computer Engineering
  • Title: Analysis of Energy Usage in Self Encrypting Drives for Security Applications
  • Advisors: Associate Professor Ryan Rakvic - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Associate Professor Hau Ngo - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

1/C Chelsea Pixa

  • Major: Ocean Engineering
  • Title: Mass Balance Modeling of a Coastal Basin
  • Advisors: Professor David Fredriksson - Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department, Associate Professor Stephen Jachec - Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department

1/C Samuele Polsinelli

  • Major: Nuclear Engineering
  • Title: Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Conversion Cycle with Submarine Applications
  • Advisors: CDR Stuart Blair, USN - Mechanical Engineering Department, VADM Charles Leidig, USN (Ret) - Mechanical Engineering Department

1/C Michael Ross

  • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Title: Characterizing the Temporal Response of Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors to Directed Energy Attacks
  • Advisors: Associate Professor Charles Nelson - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Professor Brian Jenkins - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Associate Professor Peter Joyce - Mechanical Engineering Department

1/C Wilson Rydalch

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Title: Fiber Optic Strain Sensor Technology for Force Balances
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Peter Joyce - Mechanical Engineering Department

1/C Daniel Vegel

  • Major: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Title: Naval Intelligence Gathering and Analyzing from Open Sources
  • Advisors: Associate Professor Paul Miller - Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department, Associate Professor Hu Wenze - Chinese Languages and Cultures Department

1/C Noah Wachlin

  • Major: Systems Engineering (Honors)
  • Title: Autonomous Environment Mapping Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Advisor: Assistant Professor Jeremy Dawkins - Weapons and Systems Engineering Department

Division of Math and Science

1/C Ryan Bailey

  • Major: Operations Research
  • Title: Modeling and Simulation of Invading Populations within Altruistic Societies
  • Advisor: Assistant Professor Christopher Griffin - Mathematics Department

1/C Lily Brose

  • Major: Quantitative Economics
  • Title: Hillbert’s Nullstellennsatz and Linear Algebra: Exploring Degree 4 Certificates of Non-3 Colorability
  • Advisor: Assistant Professor Susan Margulies - Mathematics Department

1/C Brett Gentile

  • Major: Computer Science
  • Title: Algorithms for Polynomial Multiplication and Text Pattern Matching
  • Advisor: Assistant Professor Daniel Roche - Computer Science Department

1/C Megan Hartman

  • Major: Mathematics
  • Title: Rational Maps with Large Automorphism Groups
  • Advisor: Professor Amy Ksir - Mathematics Department

1/C Kenneth Hicks

  • Major: Physics
  • Title: Searching for Ultra-High Spin Bands and Connections to Wobbling Bands in Lu-161
  • Advisor: Professor Daryl Hartley - Physics Department

1/C Ryan Mui

  • Major: Cyber Operations
  • Title: Modeling Security Systems for Defending against Cyber Attacks in a Layered-Security Model
  • Advisors: LCDR Andrew Slack, USN - Cyber Science Department, Professor Raymond Greenlaw - Cyber Science Department

1/C Joseph Simpson

  • Major: Physics
  • Title: Study of Doubly-Charged Delta Baryons at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider
  • Advisor: Associate Professor Richard Witt - Physics Department

1/C Stephen Ward

  • Major: Operations Research
  • Title: Optimization of Scheduling Courses and Instructors in the Math Department
  • Advisors: CDR Jay Foraker, USN - Mathematics Department, Associate Professor Nelson Uhan - Mathematics Department

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