It is my pleasure to wish you and yours a happy and healthy new year. The department of mechanical and nuclear engineering (MNE) has enjoyed quite a successful year in 2013.
We have some new faces in the department. This fall, we hired two new Assistant Professors Melanie Derby and Jeremy Roberts. We also added a new academic program coordinator, Heather Markson and an assistant academic program coordinator, Mitzi Farmer. Please look for details about our new faculty and staff in articles that follow below. I am not a new faculty member but am now serving as the MNE interim department head. The College of Engineering has recently completed interviews for a new dean and the search is in progress for a permanent MNE department head as well. Continue reading