WPI Professor to Receive ASM Young Teachers Award

Contact: Arlie Corday, WPI Media & Community Relations

Worcester, Mass. - WPI Associate Professor Chrysanthe Demetry of Worcester, Mass. has been selected to receive the Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers for the year 2000 from ASM International, The Materials Information Society. Demetry was cited "for exceptional pedagogy as applied to materials education and the ability to motivate students and generate interest in materials science." Demetry is WPI's Norton Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the technological university.

The Stoughton Award, accompanied by $3,000, was established in 1952 in memory of an outstanding teacher of metallurgy and dean of engineering who was president of ASM. The award recognizes young teachers of materials science, materials engineering, design and processing who impart knowledge and enthusiasm to students. Presentation of the award will be made at the annual ASM Awards Dinner in October of 2000 in St. Louis.

Demetry, who grew up in Holden, Mass., received her B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 1988. She earned her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from MIT in 1993 and joined the WPI faculty that same year. She received the National Science Foundation's Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 1995 and was one of the co-founders of WPI's Camp REACH, a summer residence program to interest seventh grade girls in science and engineering.