Future Engineers Showcase Engineering Innovation

Virginia Beach, VA – Mar 5, 2018, Vectrona awarded its “Human Systems Engineering Award” to Archana Venkatesan (Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) and to Sarah McCreary (Peasley Middle School) during the 2018 Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair, which was held on the ODU campus March 3, 2018.  The award is intended to create awareness of the importance of the relationships between the people, processes and technology in the human systems that deliver value to the world around us.  It is awarded to the students whose work demonstrate the greatest innovation and insight into ways their work can improve human system performance and help deliver improved outcomes.  “These talented students were incredibly impressive, and we are very excited to have had the opportunity to support the event,” said Marie Scantlebury, Vectrona Project Manager and Electrical Engineer.

Picture of Archana Venkatesan at project presentation board

Archana Venkatesan won the Senior Division Award competing in the Materials and Bioengineering category. Her project was entitled, “Modification of Stent Placement Technique Used in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Bifurcation Lesions – A Novel Approach to Maintain Side Branch Patency and Address Plaque Shift.”

Picture of Sarah McCreary at project presentation board

Sarah McCreary won the Junior Division Award competing in the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering category. Her project was entitled, “Electromagnetic Barrier: Is It Possible to Contain Electromagnetic Radiation from Penetrating a Designated Area?”

Joe Gelardi with Vectrona "Human Systems Engineering Award" recipients

(From left to right) Archana Venkatesan and Sarah McCreary with Vectrona CEO, Joe Gelardi