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A&A Professor Uri Shumlak Featured on BBC World News – Horizons
The BBC World News-Horizons is featuring research being performed by Professor Uri Shumlak and his research group. The show, which can be seen online, discusses his work with plasma fusion (the ZaP experiment) as well as the development by Zplasma of a stable discharge produced plasma (Stable DPP), the first and only technology that stabilizes the plasma used to generate EUV light. This will have a major impact on the semiconductor industry and beyond.
Professor Kuen Lin Receives 2014 UW Award of Excellence
Professor Kuen Lin has received the 2014 UW Award of Excellence for Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning. This award is given to a full-time faculty member who have taught for at least two years in innovative, non-degree programs sponsored by the UW and designed for professional development, personal interest, or career redirection. Professor Lin was nominated by colleagues and students with the highest praise for his many deep and sustained efforts to promote lifelong learning in engineering education and research, and his development of distance learning credit programs and development of MAE-CMS programs. Congratulations, Professor Lin!
A&A Students Win at AIAA Regional Student Conference
Tthe AIAA Region VI Student Conference was held March 1st and 2nd at Sacramento State University in California. In the graduate category, Jasmin Bumanowski won 2nd place for her paper on portfolio project management. In the undergraduate category, junior Bonghan Kim won 3rd place for his paper on plasma diagnostics in the ZaP machine. Three other students also attended the conference, Eleanor Forbes, Sydney Swofford, and David Goldstone, and presented papers on various aspects of ZaP plasma diagnostics.
Please join the department in congratulating Jasmin and Bonghan on their accomplishments, and commending Eleanor, Sydney, and David for their fine efforts.