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The startup Sequeschar, led by six mechanical engineering students, will compete on April 13 in the Innovation Challenge finals, where they can receive up to $65,000 in equity-free funding. 

 

Professor Michael Knodler of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department and Assistant Professor Yubing Sun of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department have been named as outstanding faculty members in the College of Engineering for 2022.

 

Yasra Chandio’s research around the security of Mixed Reality involves hacking into MR systems to uncover and expose key vulnerabilities, with the aim of enhancing user safety. 

 

UMass researchers led by Sanjay Arwade, civil engineering, are collaborating on the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium’s project to quantify and assess the risk to offshore wind installations of Atlantic coast hurricanes. 

The College of Engineering’s graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation as reported in the new 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.

Sarah Widrow, a senior industrial engineering major, recently received a prestigious $5,000 WTS (Women in Transportation Society) Foundation scholarship from the WTS-Boston chapter.

 

Charles "Charlie" F. Perrell was a prominent engineer, businessman, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and recipient of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Alumni Award. 

 

Graduate student John Murray of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department was one of the co-authors of the Best Student Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2021 International Symposium on Multimedia. 

Assistant Professor Juan Jiménez (MIE) has been awarded $147,849 by Stryker Neurovascular to study how different properties of stents play a role in healing after stents are used clinically to treat intracranial atherosclerotic lesions. 

 

David McLaughlin, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Emily Kumpel, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), have been awarded the 2021-22 College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award.

 

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