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Schmidt Selected a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers

David Schmidt

David Schmidt

Professor David Schmidt of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department has been selected as a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the organization’s premier membership grade. According to the SAE, “The Fellow grade was established in 1975 to honor and recognize important engineering, scientific, and leadership achievements to enhance the status of SAE’s contributions to the profession and to society.”

Baker’s Research as Part of Wind Energy Team Attracts National Attention

Erin Baker

Erin Baker

The research of Erin Baker, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, and a team of multidisciplinary researchers, has been attracting national attention from the Washington Post and many other media outlets. In a study designed by UMass Amherst’s Baker and others, a panel of international wind power experts says technological advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy. The survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts, led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, anticipates cost reductions of 24-30 percent by 2030 and 35-41 percent by 2050, under a median or “best guess” scenario, driven by bigger and more efficient turbines, lower capital and operating costs, and other advancements.

Academy of Distinguished Alumni Inaugural Banquet

The First Academy of Distinguished Alumni Inaugural Banquet was held this past Friday, September 23rd at the Marriott Center, Campus Center 11th​ floor. These awards recognize the outstanding contribution of the inductees to the Engineering profession, as judged by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Council and reviewed by current Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty. There were 14 recipients: 


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