Press Release: Second Annual STEM-Cyber Research Fair

Second Annual STEM-Cyber Research Fair

DAYTON, OH (March 17, 2017) – Students from area colleges and universities recently showcased their research at the second annual STEM-Cyber Research Fair which was held this year at the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) facility in collaboration with the Air Force Institute of Technology, Sinclair Community College’s National UAS Training and Certification Center, and the University of Dayton.

Nearly 20 students participated in the annual research fair from SOCHE member research colleges and universities. SOCHE President Sean Joseph Creighton presented University of Dayton student Nuha Al Habis with the first place prize of a $100 gift card. Second place, $75, was awarded to Captain Inna Chavez of the Air Force Institute of Technology. The third place award of $50 was presented to University of Dayton student Venkat Rajeev Reddy Malipeddi. “The Dayton-Cincinnati region is rich in innovative research thanks to the dedication of our youngest scientists, and this annual research fair is one way to showcase student talent,” said Creighton. All participants received Star Bucks gift cards courtesy of SOCHE.

The event was coordinated by 2nd Lt John McCrea of the Air Force Institute of Technology and Diana Cahill of SOCHE. Area industry representatives and interested students were on hand for the event that included refreshments furnished by the University of Dayton and SOCHE.

Founded in 1967, SOCHE is the collaborative infrastructure for higher education, helping colleges and universities transform their communities and economies through the education, employment, and engagement of more than 200,000 students in southwest Ohio. For more information about SOCHE, visit