Ryan Devine Earns Honors at Area Science Fairs

Ryan Devine, a junior at The University School in Chagrin Falls, earned honors at several local science fairs for his work in investigating carbon fiber reinforced composites. His work is under the advisement of Dr. Sandi G. Miller, NASA Glenn Research Center, while mechanical characterization work was performed in the AMMRC with Dr. Janet L. Gbur and Chris Tuma. Ryan’s project, “Creating a Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) with Improved Elastic Properties”, earned 3rd place at the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair and an American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award at Cleveland State University. At the Western Reserve District 5 Science Day at the University of Akron, he received the 3rd Place Polymer Award, a special award from the Office of Naval Research, and advanced to the State Fair. Ryan earned a Superior rating on his project at State Science Day at The Ohio State University. In addition, Ryan was invited to present his work at the Ohio Academy of Science meeting, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers meeting, and had a poster presentation at Research ShowCASE.