Day: May 29, 2020

Bo Chen Named ASME Fellow

Originally Posted by Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics in Tech Today on May 28, 2020

Bo Chen (ME-EM) has received the designation of Fellow from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements.

Nominated by ASME Members and Fellows, an ASME Member has to have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME.

William Predebon, chair of the the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics said, “Dr. Chen has made major contributions in her field of embedded systems with application to hybrid-electric and electric autonomous systems. Her course in Model-based Embedded Control System Design is regularly in high demand by not only ME students but also EE students. This is a testament to the importance of the topic and her teaching ability.

Chen conducts interdisciplinary research in the areas of mechatronics and embedded systems, agent technology, modeling and control of hybrid electric vehicles, cyber-physical systems and automation.

May 29, 2020 ADVANCE Weekly Roundup

In many situations, whether during the hiring process, choosing invited speakers or making nominations for prizes/awards, our unconscious biases can have a great impact.  These unconscious or unintentional decisions are known as implicit biases. We all have them and what is important is how we work to consciously mitigate effects of the biases. This week’s article for the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup was written by the Mathematical Association of America and highlights ways we can think about and mitigate our implicit biases in commonplace occurrences in academia.

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