The Tirrell Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Research is made annually by the College of Engineering in honor of Matthew Tirrell, former Dean of the College, to recognize graduating seniors who have shown excellence and promise as a researcher during their academic career. This year’s award recipient is Bethany Letierre. Bethany is a mechanical engineering major who has participated in several research experiences during her studies at UCSB. She has worked in the research programs of Professors Sumita Pennathur, Galen Stucky, and Ram Seshadri.
UCSB Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Lily Li has been selected as one of the recipients of ASME's 2014-15 Graduate Teaching Fellowship.
ASME's Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program is a collaboration between ASME and mechanical engineering departments across the country, with the intent to encourage outstanding doctoral candidates in mechanical engineering education, particularly women and minorities. The $5,000 per year fellowships are supported by the ASME Foundation, and selected annually by the ASME Board of Education.