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Kota Receives ASME Educator Award


KotaThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers has recently awarded ME Professor Sridhar Kota the 2010 Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Design Educator Award. This award recognizes educators who exemplify the best in furthering engineering design education through vision, interactions with students and industry, scholarship and impact on the next generation of engineers, and whose actions serve as a role model for other educators to emulate.

Kota also serves as director of the Compliant Systems Design Laboratory. His research interests include kinematics and synthesis of mechanisms and mechanical systems; design of compliant mechanisms with applications to MEMS and adaptive structures; product design and manufacturing automation; and design of reconfigurable machines.

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