SoA PhD student Lola Ben-Alon won first place, and a $1,000 prize, in the annual CMU Energy Week Student Poster Competition on Tuesday 26 March. Ben-Alon’s poster presented her doctoral research work, entitled Integrating Earthen Building Materials and Methods Into Mainstream Construction.
SoA PhD student Lola Ben-Alon will compete in CMU’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Tuesday 26 March. She and the eight finalists will explain years of research to a non-expert audience in under three minutes to compete for cash prizes.
Seven SoA graduate students have received 2018 Graduate Small Project Help (GuSH) Research Grants from Carnegie Mellon University to support their research work: Lola Ben Alon, PhD-AECM Candidate; Özgüç Bertuğ Çapunaman, MSCD 2019; Wei-Wei Chi, MSCD 2019; Manuel Rodriguez Ladron de Guevara, PhD-CD Candidate; Jinmo Rhee, MSCD 2019; Gautam Thakkar, M.Arch 2019; Chenlu Zhang, PhD-BPD Candidate.
This past week, the team from Carnegie Mellon University presented their work to the Hines Competition Jury in Chicago for the national ULI Gerald Hines Urban Design Competition. The CMU team, four graduate students from the School of Architecture and one from the Tepper School of Business, made it to the Final Four in the competition for the first time in school history.