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2/03/2021

Materials science and engineering undergraduates earn multiple awards and honors

Written By: Jason Daley

 Hannah Walker
Hannah Walker

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Materials Science and Engineering senior Hannah Walker received the 2020 William Park Woodside Founder’s Scholarship from the ASM Materials Education Foundation.

The award honors a junior or senior in materials science and engineering who displays strength in leadership, character and academics. Walker is interested in working with polymers and has interned in various materials science fields including pharmaceuticals, aerospace and medical devices. She also interned at W.L. Gore and Associates, the makers of GoreTex and other high-performance outdoor materials, which was especially exciting for the avid hiker and cyclist.

 Baily Syring
Baily Syring

MS&E senior Baily Syring is the recipient of the Ladish Co. Foundation Scholarship from ASM, the world’s largest materials science society. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate from Wisconsin with exemplary academic and personal achievements as well as interest and potential in metallurgy or materials science and engineering. Baily is an undergraduate research assistant in Professor Dan Thoma’s lab where she has worked on additive manufacturing. She has also interned at Collins Aerospace and Avient, a company that produces specialized polymer materials.

 Jenna Hemenway
Jenna Hemenway

The Foundry Educational Foundation awarded MS&E senior Jenna Hemenway its Clifford Chier Scholarship during its 2020 College Industry Conference. The scholarship was established by the Badger Mining Corporation to honor the company’s founder.

Two MS&E undergrads, Aiden Ross and Celeo Matute Diaz, were selected as Sophomore Research Fellows by UW-Madison. The fellowship provides funding for motivated students to pursue their own research projects under the supervision of a faculty or instructional staff member. Ross is currently working with Assistant Professor Jiamian Hu and Diaz works in the lab of Professor Michael Arnold.

 Aiden Ross
Aiden Ross

For the 2020/2021 school year, 41 MS&E seniors are participating in capstone projects to finish out their undergraduate degrees. Ten teams of students are working closely with industry and faculty sponsors on the fundamental principles of materials design, selection and application.

 Celeo Matute Diaz
Celeo Matute Diaz

The students conduct research, design experiments, collect data and perform analysis to offer solutions to project sponsor’s challenges. Industry sponsors for this year’s projects include Amcor Flexible North America, Collins Aerospace, Bock Water Heaters, Charter Steel and Forest Products Laboratories.


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