Kim Churchill used magnetic and electromagnetic gear to locate uncataloged objects buried around an Army base that dates back to the 1950s, Camp Lucas. Under the guidance of Kelso, Churchill presented her results at the American Institute of Professional Geologists in San Diego. Her presentation poster took second place in the nation for undergraduates, and went on to the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. The AIPG gave her a $500 prize for the excellent work.
"I've been accepted to Montana Tech's graduate school to pursue a master's degree in geophysical engineering. I have also accepted a full-funded graduate research assistantship to work with the Montana National Guard on developing magnetic techniques to detect unexploded ordinance. My summer internship with Geolex, a company under contract with the Guard, will study acquiring data, performing analysis, and offering interpretation on unexploded ordinance."
— Kim Churchill, '08 Geology
Vision of 1st Place
First Place Lake Superior State University
Automated Assembly of Seat Indexing Mechanisms
Other award recipients: Carnegie Mellon University, and a team comprised of students from University of Kentucky, University of Florida, and the Colorado School of Mines
1999 Robotics Industries Association: Robotics & Vision Show
May 11, 1999
International Scholarship Competition