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Professor Junlan Wang will receive the 2016 A.J. Durelli Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), which recognizes younger members of SEM for contributions made early in their career. Prof. Wang received this award for her distinguished contributions to the mechanics of nanomaterials, thin films, layered microstructures and multifunctional materials through innovations in experimental mechanics. Congralations, Professor Wang!
We are very proud to announce that Ramulu Mamidala, Boeing-Pennell Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) in recognition of his outstanding record of scientific achievement and “willingness to work on behalf of the academy” to bring top-quality scientific methods to research issues pertaining to Washington state. In addition, Professor Mamidala received the “Excellence in Education” award from the from Telugu Association of North America (TANA), an organization dedicated to addressing the social, cultural and educational needs of the Telugu community. Congratulations, Professor Mamidala!
Professor Kat Steele is featured in this informative article on AccessEngineering, an NSF-funded initiative which aims to support students with disabilities in pursuing engineering careers and promotes accessible and universal design in engineering departments and courses.
On July 6th, Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation to create the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth-Abundant Materials (JCDREAM), a UW/WSU collaborative education and research center. JCDREAM's purpose is to establish a program in earth- abundant materials to accelerate the development of next generation clean energy and transportation technologies in Washington, and promote environmentally responsible processes for the manufacturing and recycling of advanced materials. ME Professor Ramulu Mamidala, along with WSU and PNNL, worked very hard to develop JCDREAM and get this initiative funded by the legislature!