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Baker Talks About Offshore Wind Energy Program on NEPR

In December, Erin Baker of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department appeared on New England Public Radio (NEPR) to discuss her Offshore Wind Energy Program, an interdisciplinary graduate program in offshore wind energy engineering, environmental science, and policy that is now up and running with 25 faculty members from nine departments working with 13 full-time graduate students.

Goldstein’s Team Covered on Scientific Websites

Physorg.com and other scientific websites have posted articles on Joseph Goldstein of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department and his research team, which is trying to produce an iron-nickel alloy that is currently only found in meteorites for use in making supermagnets. The goal of the research is to develop bulk quantities of commercially viable, environmentally sound supermagnets, which can be used in electric vehicles, wind-turbine generators, and many other machines.

ELITE Program Trains MIE Students for Elite Leadership Positions

Last semester the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department added a powerful new leadership component to its curriculum, the Engineering Leadership, Innovation, Teaching, and Entrepreneurship Program. Simply call it ELITE for short! The ELITE Program equips some of the department’s most promising students with the leadership, entrepreneurial, and communications skills to expand the pool of engineers who become CEOs, founding officers, supervisors, directors, managers, and teachers.

Larkin Lecture Takes Place on December 6

On Thursday, December 6, alumnus Christopher Larkin (’88 M.S.) will speak about “Keeping Patients Safe and Healthy with Advanced Technology” during a special alumni seminar held in the Gunness Student and Conference Center in Marcus Hall on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. Mr. Larkin is the chief technology officer at GE Healthcare, a company with more than 10,000 employees. The seminar will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and is free and open to everyone.

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