Four College of Engineering undergraduate students were among the eight so-called “Rising Researchers” throughout the whole university campus as designated by the UMass Amherst website Research Next (Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for a Brighter Future). The four engineering winners are seniors Michael Ng and Gregory Forbes of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department, senior Gabriela Calinao Correa of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, and junior Natalie Mako of the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department. More information about the award and previous recipients can be found on the Research Next website.
The Rising Researcher award, sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Research and Engagement, recognizes exceptional UMass Amherst undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity.
All four engineering winners will be profiled, along with the four other Rising Researchers from across the UMass campus, in an upcoming posting on Research Next.
Ng was nominated by MIE Professor Jon McGowan, and Forbes was nominated by MIE Professor Stephen Nonnenmann. ECE Professor Zlatan Aksaija nominated Correa, and ChE Professor Jessica Schiffman nominated Mako.
As part of this special recognition, the winners will receive handsome engraved awards, special recognition in campus publicity, and an opportunity for them, their advisors, and special guests to meet the Chancellor and Mrs. Subbaswamy at a spring reception in their honor. The reception is being held on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hillside, the Chancellor’s home. (March 2016)