SPACS Undergrads win OSCAR grants

Mason undergraduates present their research and creative projects to members of the university community at the 1st Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on May 7, 2012 in the Center for the Arts.

Four SPACS students have received OSCAR undergraduate research awards from the Mason Students as Scholars program. For more information about the OSCAR program, go to the OSCAR website.

Haren Puviharan, CDS     Hyun Soo Choi,CDS   Joe Renaud, Physics   John Oldaker, Physics

Below is a short description of their research.

Haren Puviharan, Computational & Data Sciences

Puviharan will receive a $1,000 OSCAR grant to launch a research project with Dr. J. Cebral in Fall 2012. The project is titled “Brain Vascular Diseases Using Blood Flow Patterns in Ultrasound Scans” and is focused on medical informatics.

Hyun Soo Choi, Computational & Data Sciences

Soo will receive a $1,000 OSCAR grant to launch a research project with Dr. Joe Marr in Fall 2012. The project is titled “IMPLICATION — Implied Causation” and is focused on medical informatics.

Joe Renaud, Physics

Renaud will receive a $1,000 OSCAR grant to launch a research project titled “Mathematical Modeling of Coupled Fluid Structure Interactive in Cerebral Saccular Aneurysm by Finite Elements” with Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer.

John Oldaker, Physics

John Oldaker Jr. received a $1000 OSCAR grant for a research project titled “Orientation and Arrangement of Nanoparticles in Magnetic Tapes” in Summer 2012 with Dr. Krishnamurthy Vemuru.

Dr. Vemuru is also mentoring biology student Roxana Abdollahzadeh. Roxana received a $1000 OSCAR grant for working on a research project titled “Magnetism and Superconductivity in Iron Based Superconductors” in Fall 2012.