The latest edition of Advanced Manufacturing includes a guest column by Bogdan Vernescu, vice provost for research, about the importance of the manufacturing engineering education (MEE) grant program.
Aaron Birt received his PhD in materials science and engineering. He has been celebrated for “as much for what he will do in the future as for what he has already done in the past,” according to Diran Apelian, director of the Metal Processing Institute. “In many cases, the future is perfectly tied to past actions. In few other young individuals that I know is this truer than in Aaron. He is one of those individuals who when asked about plans for the future simply tells me he plans to ‘change the world.’” Aaron was honored as a "30 under 30" innovator in Advancing Manufacturing in 2016. In 2017, he became co-founder of the lithium-ion battery start-up Kinetic Batteries, and was named to Forbes “30 under 30” list for manufacturing and industry.