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In December, the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department held its annual Fall Design Showcase, a competition among 18 inventive student teams working diligently to develop a wide range of topical innovations. 

Sarah Perry and Shelly Peyton, both of chemical engineering, are co-principal investigators of a UMass research team that will spend the next three years developing a process that can deliver the quantity and quality of messenger RNA (mRNA) demanded by a new class of medicines.

Emily Hennessy, a transportation engineering PhD student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, has been awarded her second Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hennessy will receive $10,000 from the program to support her research on “Assessing Equity through Accessibility” in pedestrian walkways.

Sandip Kundu is head of an international team of collaborators whose paper on analyzing fake news classification has been accepted for publication by the 16th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE ICSC).