Two MAE graduate students, Ahmed Kanaan and Dmytro Kuksenko, received “best presentation” awards at the 29th Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials. Ahmed Kanaan received the award for his poster and Dmytro Kuksenko for his oral presentation. They both competed with students from Sandia, Los Alamos, UNM, and NMT. Well done, Ahmed and Dmytro! Drs. Sevostianov and Drach are the advisors.