SOCORRO, N.M., February 17, 2003 -- New Mexico Tech senior Isaiah K. Storey was awarded top honors for a technical paper presentation he gave last month at a national conference sponsored by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).
Storey earned first-place overall in the 2003 National Technical & Career Conference (NT&CC) Technical Paper Competition in New Orleans, garnering a $2,000 cash award, an all- expenses- paid trip to anywhere he chooses in North America, and an MP3 player for his academic efforts.
His award-winning presentation was titled "Analytical Report on Ionic Liquids and Their Properties: Solvent Technologies of the Future."
Storey, who also recently was appointed and officially confirmed as the student board member on the New Mexico Tech Board of Regents, is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering at the state-supported research university.
He is a current member of the Tech student chapter of SHPE and also serves as the group's public relations officer.
In addition to his studies at New Mexico Tech, Storey works part-time as a laboratory technician at the university's Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center.
Storey is a native of Albuquerque and a graduate of St. Pius X High School.