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2016 Emerging Scholar

Dr. Mahmoudian selected as 2016 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Education
 

Diverse Education (2/10, Morris) reports on Dr. Nina Mahmoudian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics at Michigan Technological University, who has been “designing better unmanned vehicles that take water samples or search the floors of oceans and lakes.” Mahmoudian said that whether “I deal with an airplane or an underwater glider—it looks the same. It’s fluid, just different densities and different environmental challenges and interactions.” She has been working the problem of how to keep “autonomous underwater vehicles” operating by finding “a way to recharge on the fly.”  http://diverseeducation.com/article/81060/

The article was featured in ASEE First Bell dated Feb 10th.

2015 NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Nina Mahmoudian has received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious CAREER Award to study the continuous operation of autonomous vehicles. In other words, she is finding ways to make robots do their jobs longer with no human intervention.
See the full story in Michigan Tech News.

http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2015/may/nina-mahmoudian-receives-career-award-nsf.html .