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Three students from the College of Engineering—Oscar Hennin, Angelina Caggiano, and Ritik Shah—were recognized during the recent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Academy Awards night.

Mercy Kyatha, a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, recently received two prestigious recognitions: an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and a Google Lime Scholarship. 

The students’ winning device reveals vulnerabilities in a widespread RFID communication protocol that is used in a majority of global access control systems. 

The CoE teams will receive seed grants and abundant logistical aid from the ADVANCE program to help them apply for external support based on their funded research.