Engineering Senior Named TMS Structural Materials Division Scholar for Second Year
September 10, 2020
University of Idaho College of Engineering senior Jadzia Graves has been named The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Structural Materials Division Scholar for 2021, the second year in a row. Graves received a $2,500 scholarship that also includes the Battelle Materials Graduate Student Award, for use if she chooses to participate in graduate school and continue studies in a materials-related field.
The mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering double-major interned last spring with General Drones in Sagunto, Spain, conducting materials selection for their Auxdron Lifeguard, a rescue drone designed to search for potential victims and deliver life vests to swimmers in trouble. Graves is also a member of the Materials Advantage U of I chapter on the Moscow campus. The club focuses on the importance of materials for engineers and manufacturers in the design, quality and performance of products from inception to design.
“Materials Advantage has allowed me to connect with my peers in a way that general classes have not and participate in events like the TMS Bladesmithing Competition,” she said. “Attending the TMS annual meeting was an amazing opportunity to learn about recent occurrences in the world of materials and it gave me a chance to present what I have learned in my own research.”
In 2019, Graves participated in the TMS Bladesmithing Competition with a team of interdisciplinary engineering students, earning honorable mention on their 11 1/2-inch blade that took about 30 hours of metal work to create.
After graduation, Graves plans to pursue a career in structural materials for aerospace applications.
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