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The UMass Amherst Board of Trustees has approved Erin Baker for the position of Distinguished Professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department.  They also awarded tenure to Simos Gerasimidis and Kara D. Peterman, both from CEE.

Seven College of Engineering students have received awards and scholarships from the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, including one Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship, one Senior Leadership Award, and five William F. Field Alumni Scholars awards. 

An editorial in Masslive gave a rave review to the recent opening of the University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) Aviation Research and Training facility adjacent to the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee.

Henry Mulvey, a first-year graduate student in the dual Master of Regional Planning and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation) degree program, was part of a recent graduate course that worked closely with the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), the largest regional transit authority in Massachusetts. 

The College of Engineering has established the William W. Boyer Endowed Professorship in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, a distinguished position created to attract or retain outstanding faculty members to CEE. 

College of Engineering seniors Jasmine Bogle, Alanna Joachim, and Raveena Dookhan, will be honored with distinguished awards during Undergraduate Commencement. 

Geotechnical engineer and professor Don J. DeGroot, Sc.D., P.E. will deliver the Fourth Charles C. Ladd Memorial Lecture for the Boston Society of Civil Engineers.Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers on May 19.

The College of Engineering has selected Colby Norwood as the winner of the 2022 Dean’s Outstanding Service Award and Jodi Ozdarski as the recipient of the 2022 Dean’s Outstanding Student Support Award. 

Sanjay R. Arwade, a CEE professor and Associate Director of the Wind Energy Center at UMass Amherst, was quoted as an expert on the construction of support structures for offshore wind turbines in an article in a fall edition of Eos, the online magazine of the American Geophysical Union.