Mechanical Engineering Major Austin Kraus wins ASME Arthur L. Williston Medal

Posted: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mechanical engineering senior Austin Kraus was selected as the most recent winner of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Arthur L. Williston Medal national writing competition.

Austin Kraus Senior Photo

ASME presents the award “annually to the student engineer or recent graduate who authors the best paper in the area of civic service.” Austin’s paper was titled “Safe Growth of Autonomous Systems through International Regulations.” 

In the past 16 years, 9 UE mechanical engineering students have placed: 5 winners, 3 placed second, and 1 placed third. Austin will receive a bronze medal in November at the 2017 ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Tampa, FL along with a certificate and a $1000 honorarium.

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