Polin Wins Best Poster at Corn Conference

[PHOTO]Joseph Polin receiving award
Joseph Polin (center) received the first place poster award at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference held in June 2018 in St. Louis, MO
Joseph Polin, an Iowa State University Ph.D. mechanical engineering student working in the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI), won first place in the general session of the Student Poster Contest at the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Utilization & Technology Conference (CUTC) held in June 2018 in St. Louis, MO. Conference attendance by Polin and other Iowa State students was sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association.

Polin’s poster on “Overcoming the challenges of using corn stover as feedstock in autothermal pyrolysis” received a cash award of $500. Autothermal pyrolysis is a new technology being developed at BEI to convert biomass such as corn stover into biofuels and biochemicals.

The Gary Lamie general poster session and the mycotoxin posters sessions allow student scientists to showcase their research to a broad audience. The top three posters in both general and mycotoxin sessions received prizes.

The CUTC is a research conference that brings together leading innovators in the corn industry. This year’s event focused on new uses of corn with the goal of expanding markets and ensuring demand while improving quality and efficiency. It is held annually by the National Corn Growers Association.

Polin and the other award winners are featured in an article posted on the NCGA website.

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