Senior, Tyler Torgerson, wins 1st in College of Engineering S.U.R.E. Poster Competition

On November 4th, senior Tyler Torgerson competed and won first place in the fourth annual College of Engineering Showcase of Undegraduate Research in Engineering or S.U.R.E competition. Under Dr. Thomas Scharf, Torgerson spent the summer as a National Science Foundation REU recipient. For 10 weeks, Torgerson studied the self-adaptive friction behavior and thermal stability of molybdenum disulfide-antimony(III) oxide-carbon coatings used on satellites.

S.U.R.E. serves to display the outstanding work being done by the undergraduate researchers in the College of Engineering at UNT. The event consists of presenting posters by undergraduate researchers. UNT graduate students judge and place the posters. UNT also hold their Industrial Advisory Board meeting in conjunction with the S.U.R.E. event, which allows undergraduates the opportunity to engage with industry leaders who work with the College of Engineering.

“It was a great experience to have my research evaluated and judged by my peers, while getting to socialize with industry representatives afterwards,” stated Torgerson.