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ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards of 2018 includes ME Postdoctoral Fellow

The ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards are given out each year to recognize highly accomplished graduate students who have produced outstanding dissertations of the highest scholarly quality in any field of study. For 2018 there were 10 awards given and one was to ME Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dakotah Thompson. For his dissertation, Thompson dug deep into a set of questions at the forefront of a cutting-edge field seeking to understand radiative thermal transport at the nanoscale.

ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship Awarded to ME Ph.D. Candidate

PhD Candidate Rachel VitaliThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a membership organization that thrives on collaboration, career enrichment, and skill development. Every year a select few are chosen for the ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship which encourages outstanding graduate students to pursue a doctorate in mechanical engineering. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Ph.D.

ME Students Receive Awards at the 2018 Engineering Graduate Symposium

The Engineering Graduate Symposium (EGS) was held on October 26th. Poster sessions at EGS highlight the research achievements demonstrated by graduate students and focus on the communication of that work to a non-expert engineering audience.

The following ME students received awards for their research:

Emerging Research Basic Science Award

  • Michael Wadas

Michael Wadas

Five ME Students Receive 2018 NSF GRFP awards

Five ME graduate students received NSF GRFP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program) awards this year. The NSF GRFP's goal is to increase the nation's human capacity in science and engineering by providing fellowships to early-career graduate students to support the development of a diverse and globally engaged U.S. science and engineering workforce. The recipients are: