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Laramee Establishes Scholarship to Honor the Late Al Russell

Thomas J. Laramee, who received his B.S. (1994) in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics and his M.S. (1997) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from UMass Amherst, has created the Al Russell Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Dr. George Albert (Al) Russell, who passed away in April after a brief illness. Dr. Russell taught in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department for 34 years after earning his doctorate in 1968. Mr. Laramee currently serves as Principal Engineer of Zulily, Inc., a successful Internet startup in Seattle. Mr.

Lloyd Fellowship Established for Entering MIE Doctoral Student

Alumnus Ken Lloyd of Duxbury, Massachusetts has established the Kenneth A. Lloyd Fellowship, which will award more than $25,000 per year to a qualified incoming doctoral student in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department. Mr. Lloyd graduated from the College of Engineering in 1973, having majored in mechanical engineering. He is currently the vice president and general manager of Electro Switch Corporation in Weymouth, Massachusetts. A longtime supporter of the College of Engineering, Mr.

2012 IGERT Online Video and Poster Competition

On May 22nd through 25th, the 2012 IGERT Online Video and Poster Competition will be live on Igert.org/competition2012. Be sure to check out the videos and posters from your colleagues; offer comments, feedback and questions for presenters; and cast your votes for 4 IGERT Community Choice awards. Encourage friends to vote their favorites by ‘Liking’ them on Facebook.

The IGERT 2012 Video & Poster Competition is now live!

McCaffrey Featured in Atlantic

Anthony McCaffrey, postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for e-Design in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, was the subject of an article in The Atlantic, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected publications.The Atlantic article continued the national coverage for the method developed by McCaffrey to enhance anyone’s problem-solving skills, especially engineers, inventors, and oth

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