Day: August 18, 2013

Sanders Honored with Peaslee Award

Paul Sanders
Paul Sanders

Assistant Professor Paul Sanders (MSE) has been honored as the inaugural grant recipient for the Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST). The award totals $35,000.

Ron Ashborn, executive director of AIST said, “Overall, the committee felt the proposal was well-rounded and quite impressive, with strong letters of endorsement and a demonstrated track record of achievement relative to steel.”

“Paul has done a tremendous job coordinating our project activities in MSE,” said Department Chair Stephen Kampe. “These have included our industrial-sponsored senior projects and advising the Advanced Metalworks Enterprise (AME). He has strategically leveraged our facilities, such as the metal casting laboratory, to create excellent value for the sponsors of these projects–many of whom are affiliated with AIST. He submitted an outstanding proposal to AIST that will serve to formalize the strong historical partnership that Michigan Tech has with the ferrous materials industry.

“From a personal standpoint, I cannot be more humbled by this honor coming to Michigan Tech,” Kampe added. “Professor Peaslee was an accomplished professor and valued colleague at Missouri S&T who died at a very young age, unexpectedly, in May of this year.”

From Tech Today.