Wang, back row, third from left, with the other symposium participants

Yiran (Gigi) Wang, senior in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, won the Audience Choice Award for best soundbite at the Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering Symposium hosted by North Carolina State University.

A soundbite is a two-minute overview of a student’s research presented as one slide. Wang used a pie-baking analogy to make Bayesian optimization code more accessible to the audience. Gigi, a member of the Clancy Group, is part of a team developing a code base called PAL 2.0 (Physical Analytics pipeLine).

The one-day symposium is a platform for selected undergraduate researchers to present their work and be recognized for their achievements and potential as future leaders in chemical and biomolecular engineering.