Alumni News

In less than six months on the job at Alta Devices, Yanshu Li (BS/MS/PhD EE 2011/2014/2016; BA Math 2011) helped the solar power technology company break a world record.
When civil engineer Marc Edwards (BS ’86) warned Michigan state officials and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that lead-contaminated drinking water was poisoning the children of Flint, he expected them to declare an emergency. Instead, the regulators insisted there was no cause for alarm. That’s when Edwards, now frequently described as “The Hero of Flint,” realized he would have to take matters into his own hands.

As a dedicated educator, it’s no surprise that Marca Lam (BS/MS ME 1991/1994) was honored by the Society of Women Engineers with the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.


Mike Pelino (BS ME 2012), self-proclaimed gear head, scored a big win last fall when driver Kyle Busch took home Toyota's first NASCAR Sprint Cup with an engine Pelino helped design.


Norman Hayes (BS EE; BA CS 1980), director of engineering in AISCs and a computer architect, received the 2016 Dean’s Award for Achievement.


Ashutosh Sharma (PhD ChemE 1998) returned to his alma mater in April 2016 to receive the 2016 Distinguished International Alumni Award.