WVU Tech seniors Jeffrey Heck and Megan Keffer showcased their research at Undergraduate Research Day at the Legislature on Thursday, January 26.
Heck, an electrical engineering student, presented his project entitled, “Real-Time Maximum Power Point Tracking of Photovoltaic Arrays.” A resident of Camden on Gauley, West Virginia, Heck worked under the advisement of Dr. Kourosh Sedghisigarchi, assistant professor of electrical engineering, on his project.
Keffer, a resident of Ravenswood, West Virginia, presented her research entitled, “Polystyrene-Silica Composite for CO2 Capure.” A chemical engineering major, she worked with advisor, Dr. Gifty Osei Pempeh, assistant professor of chemical engineering, on her research.
In conjunction with Undergraduate Research Day, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) recognized faculty from across the state that were awarded scientific research grants during the past year. Tech faculty members Dr. Kourosh Sedghisigarchi and Dr. Sarah Umphress were both recognized during a luncheon at the State Culture Center.