Home > Press > Knake Receives Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

Knake Receives Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

Lindsey Knake, an undergraduate researcher in the Virtual Soldier Research Program at CCAD, was honored for her research promise at the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) Spring Undergraduate Research Festival on Saturday, March 27.

The student awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in scholarly investigation, artistic creation, or performance by an undergraduate in four fields: arts and humanities, mathematics and engineering, natural sciences, and social sciences. The selected students are sophomores and juniors who have excelled in their work with faculty mentors. Award winners receive a $1,000 travel allowance to attend a conference in their area of study and a year of research funding for the next academic year.

Knake earned the Math and Engineering Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award. A junior majoring in biomedical engineering, she worked with Professor Karim Abdel-Malek, Professor Jasbir Arora, and senior research scientist Timothy Marler. Her research project focused on the formulating, programming, and testing of a vision model for virtual humans.