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New Face of Engineering

Jennifer Wilcox, assistant professor of chemical engineering, was recognized nationally as one of 16 “New Faces of Engineering” by the National Engineers Week Foundation. Wilcox was nominated by the National Science Foundation for the honor, which is an annual tribute to the nation’s top young engineers. She is one of just five women recognized; she also is the only honoree from New England and is the only college or university faculty member.

As a result of the honor, Wilcox was featured in an ad that ran in USA Today and on the Engineers Week Web site ( during National Engineers Week, Feb. 19–25.

Wilcox’s research focuses on finding ways to eliminate toxic metals—such as mercury, arsenic, and selenium—from the gases emitted by coal-fired power plants. She joined the faculty in 2004; soon thereafter, she won an NSF CAREER Award, the agency’s most prestigious honor for young faculty members.
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