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Graduate student Katie Yocham adjusts testing equipment in the Northwest Tissue Mechanics Lab.

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Image of Dr. Yangliang ZhangYanliang Zhang earns CAREER Award
Boise State University engineering professors Eric Jankowski and Yanliang Zhang have earned prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. Each project was selected to receive about $500,000 over the course of five years. Read more about these CAREER awards here. (170227)

Melissa ElkintonME alum receives Technical Achievement Award
The 2016 AWEA Technical Achievement Award was recently awarded to Melissa Elkinton (ME 2003), Head of Section, Energy Assessment at DNV GL-Energy. The Award is presented to wind resource and project energy assessment professionals and companies whose technical work and innovation have contributed to the advancement of the industry. Read more about Melissa’s accomplishment here. Also, you can read our Spotlight on her in LinkedIn(170202)

Gunes Uzer speaks with lab studentsNew ME faculty receives young investigator award
Gunes Uzer, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, is the 2016 recipient of the Young Investigator Award presented by Stem Cells journal. This $10,000 prize is awarded to a young scientist whose paper is judged by journal editors to be of worldwide significance. Uzer was honored for his study “Cell Mechanosensitivity to Extremely Low-Magnitude Signals is Enabled by a LINCed Nucleus.” His work focuses on cell biology and deals with how cellular structure changes with mechanical signals, and how changes that then occur in cell structure inform the stem cell fate. Learn more about Dr. Uzer and the award here(161206)

Senior Design promo designJoin MBE at the Fall 2016 Senior Design Showcase on November 30
Join the graduating seniors of December 2016 as they share their exciting capstone projects. This semester’s projects address real-world problems in manufacturing, emergency services, rehabilitation, agribusiness, childcare and even recreation. Check out all the projects here! (161117)



Image of the ABET logoThe B.S. program in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.