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Worth Sharing: Maready, Sanders Capture Top Honors at Plastics Research Expo

The sun sets in the background on a college campus, where students walk and trees line a walkway.
Jason Halley / University Photographer

Looking toward Trinity Hall on Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/Chico State)

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Awards and Activities

Chico State’s Chapter of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) students Paul Maready (Recycled PLA Filament) and Dylan Sanders (Rice Straw Composite Filament) captured first- and second-place honors respectively for Outstanding Plastic Research Presentations at this year’s SPE Expo. The students competed against 11 presenters, which included graduate students from UC Berkeley and San José State University.

For the second time this season, sprinter Savannah Bailey was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Track and Field Track Athlete of the Week. Bailey achieved a NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark in the 400 meters at the Chico Invitational, finishing in a school top-10 effort of 55.39 seconds. She also captured the 200 meters in a personal-best 24.93 seconds, tying her for 10th all-time at Chico State.

Amy Bell was honored as the CCAA Women’s Track and Field Field Athlete of the Week. In addition to winning the pole vault at the Chico Invitational, she placed fifth in the high jump and 10th in the javelin.

Alex Robie posted season-best marks in two events at the Chico Invitational and was named the CCAA Men’s Track and Field Field Athlete of the Week. By setting a season-best in the high jump and a career-best in the javelin, Robie became the third consecutive Wildcat athlete to be recognized with the conference’s honor, the first time this has happened since the CCAA began handing out the honors in 2017.