(Engineering Information Update, 24 March 2004)

The two Cornell students included in the 20 finalists selected last summer in the Intel Student Research Contest have placed first and second at the competition held March 12 in Santa Clara, Calif. The students traveled to Intel to present their results before a panel of experts and meet with senior Intel researchers.

Eugene Lee's project, "Hardware Acceleration of the Edge-and-Point System for Interactive Rendering," took the first place spot. Lee worked with Asst. Prof. Kavita Bala, CS, and her research group on this project and with Radek Grzeszcuk as the Intel Technical Advisor.

Sara Parker's project, "Novel Light-Emitting Devices Utilizing Ionic Liquids," took the second place spot. Parker worked with Asst. Prof. George Malliaras, MSE, and his research group on this project and with Fabrice Paillet as the Intel Technical Advisor.

Intel's goal in sponsoring this program is to stimulate inventiveness by challenging students in the sciences and engineering disciplines
to explore frontiers of future computing.