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The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department is awarding its 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards to Robert W. Ivester ’91, ’93MS, ’96PhD and Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh ’15PhD. Ivester will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, while Seyed-Aghazadeh will be presented with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Thirteen UMass Amherst students and alumni have received awards from the Graduate Research Fellowship Program. These include Selena Y. Cho, mechanical engineering; Joshua McGee, chemical engineering; and Lars Howell, a current graduate student in chemical engineering. Read more

The Center for Teaching and Learning has announced that Assistant Professor Yanfei Xu of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department has been selected as one of the 10 members of the 2021-2022 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity) Faculty Fellowship cohort.

Professors Erin Baker and Matthew Lackner (MIE) write in The Conversation about the future of offshore wind turbines in the U.S. following the Biden administration’s announced goal to accelerate the review process and provide more funding for projects.