Assistant professor Kara Peterman (CEE) recently was recognized with the Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The award, which includes a $2,500 honorarium, provides recognition to faculty who demonstrate promise in the areas of structural steel research, teaching and other contributions to the structural steel industry. At UMass, Peterman conducts research on cold-formed and hot-rolled steel system behavior, seismic response of those systems, and the stability of thin-walled steel members.
The Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Awards are named in honor of the late Terry Peshia, chairman and CEO of Garbe Iron Works, Inc., in Aurora, Ill. The awards recognize tenure-track faculty who demonstrate exceptional promise in the areas of structural steel research, teaching, and other contributions to the structural steel industry.
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