The Mechanical Engineering Department selected PhD student Pan Wu for the Fitch H Beach Award for Outstanding Graduate Research. This endowed award, established by Janet M. Beatty in honor of her uncle, recognizes the most outstanding graduate researchers within the College of Engineering. Each department nominates one PhD student, and awards are based on a review of students’ academic and professional records and on an oral presentation of their research. Awardees receive stipends, a certificate, and a medal to be worn at graduation. Pan is one of six graduate student nominees and gave a brief presentation at the Engineering Graduate Research Symposium on March 30, 2017 at the MSU Breslin Center.