Accolades: Notable Achievements for October 16, 2017
McCord Receives NSF EAGER Award
Rachel McCord is the principal investigator for a recently received NSF EAGER Award. The two year grant ($286,136 to UT) is a collaboration between UT, Rowan University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Virginia Tech, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Purdue University. McCord is a research assistant professor and lecturer in Engineering Fundamentals. The award funds a proposal titled the Rising Engineering Education Faculty Experience (REEFE), a semester long, immersive program for future engineering education professionals (graduate students).
Read about the NSF EAGER Award and REEFE
Reinbolt Elected Chair of Executive Board for International Society of Biomechanics
Associate Professor Jeff Reinbolt was recently elected Chair of the Executive Board for the International Society of Biomechanics Technical Group on Computer Simulation. The society, founded at Penn State in 1973, now has approximately 1,300 members internationally. The Technical Group on Computer Simulation is the group sharing a common interest in biomechanical computer simulations. It has roughly 200 members.
Reinbolt, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, has also been appointed by the editor-in-chief to be an associate editor focusing on biomechanical modeling and computer simulation for the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, an official journal of the society. This journal disseminates studies on musculoskeletal or neuromuscular biomechanics in human movement, sport, and rehabilitation.
Read about the International Society of Biomechanics
Blache Meets with P&G Leaders on RMC Practices
Klaus Blache met and worked with about 100 Proctor & Gamble global leaders on asset management and competitive practices in Geneva, Switzerland, from September 28 to October 24. Blache is the director of the college’s Reliability and Maintainability Center and a research professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
”It was a very productive interaction for all,” said Blache. “Networking and internal company workshops had representation from around the world. Over the weekend, I also had the opportunity to visit the United Nations Building and the Cern, Switzerland, Particle Collider.”