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Sept. 14, 2007

UI engineer wins national competition

Sarah Vigmostad of Iowa City, Iowa, a graduate student in the University of Iowa Graduate College, recently won first place in the biotechnology section of a student presentation competition at the U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics held in San Francisco, Calif. The presentation was titled "Development and Validation of a Strongly Coupled Approach for Heart Valve Simulations."

Vigmostad is studying biomedical engineering with K.B. Chandran in the UI College of Engineering and plans to pursue an academic career upon earning her doctorate. Chandran is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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