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Seven ME graduate students honored for teaching, research

Fall 2017 Teaching and Research Excellence Award recipients
Fall 2017 Teaching and Research Excellence Award recipients. From left: Abhijit Chandra (ME Director of Graduate Education), Yuanfen Chen (PhD), Nelson Wiese (MS), Adam Lawrence (MS), Tianyu Wang (PhD), Pengyu Yuan (PhD), Kuan-Chuen Wu (PhD), and Caroline Hayes (ME Chair). Not pictured: Sanvisna Kogelen (MS).

Seven mechanical engineering graduate students were recognized today for their research and teaching excellence.

Caroline Hayes, ME department chair, and Abhijit Chandra, ME Director of Graduate Education, presented the awards during a short ceremony Tuesday afternoon in Black Engineering Building. Each awardee received a letter of commendation from ISU President Wendy Wintersteen, a certificate of achievement, and a set of cardinal and gold honor cords which are to be worn at commencement. The ME department collaborated with the Graduate College to select this semester’s award winners.

Research Excellence Awards
Yuanfen Chen (PhD, Advisor: Reza Montazami)
Tianyu Wang (PhD, Advisor: Xinwei Wang)
Pengyu Yuan (PhD, Advisor: Xinwei Wang).

Teaching Excellence Awards
Sanvisna Kogelen (MS, Advisor: Shan Hu)
Adam Lawrence (MS, Advisor: Travis Sippel)
Nelson Wiese (MS, Advisor: Ming-Chen Hsu)
Kuan-Chuen Wu (PhD, Advisor: Abhijit Chandra)