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Paul Hirsh, a student in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department who is working as a laboratory intern, has won a Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Award. Hirsh will also be returning to the MIE department in the fall of 2021 as a graduate student. As a Scanlon recipient this year, Hirsh will receive a monetary award of $500 and a certificate documenting his meritorious service to the university.

Assistant Professor Shannon Roberts of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department is one of eight campus faculty members chosen by the UMass Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) as recipients of 2021-22 Lilly Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. Through her Lilly Fellowship, Roberts proposes to redesign MIE 273/CEE 260, Probability and Statistics for Engineers, to include a semester-long project that allows students to apply theoretical mathematical principles to actual engineering design problems.

Three College of Engineering graduate students were among the Thirteen Students and Alums to Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. The College of Engineering students were Selena Y. Cho of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department and Joshua McGee and Lars Howell of the Chemical Engineering Department. The program provides three years of support during a five-year fellowship period.