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Maritza Sanchez's Paper Awarded First Place by 2013 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

November 2013

Congratulations to Maritza Sanchez for being awarded first place in the Undergraduate Technical Paper Competition at the 2013 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Maritza, a third year Mechanical Engineering major at CSU Los Angeles, presented research she conducted in Prof. Carlos Levi’s lab under the supervision of graduate student Chandra Macauley during the summer California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) program. Maritza was selected as a finalist in the SHPE competition based on her abstract, “Investigating High Performance Ceramic Coatings for Next Generation Gas Turbines,” and was awarded first place for her research paper and oral presentation.