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Anna Michalak awarded prestigious PECASE Award

Dr. Anna Michalak was awarded the PECASE Award by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.| Short Read

Dr. Anna Michalak was awarded the prestigious PECASE Award – the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. The PECASE Award which recognizes the extraordinary achievements of the finest scientists and engineers who show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge during the twenty-first century. Dr. Michalak’s research trademark has become the introduction of new geostatistical tools that allow one to quantify answers for environmental problems that are otherwise highly variable and hard to manage. She has used these methods to solve complex problems associated with forecasting variability in problems as different as groundwater contamination and atmospheric carbon dioxide flux modeling. Through use of these tools, Dr. Michalak is credited with transforming the state of science in how scientists and engineers approach atmospheric CO2 modeling. For additional information on Dr. Michalak’s research, please visit the U of M press release.

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The 3D printed block M model made by Scott and Burns team. Photo: Evan Dougherty

3D printing 100 times faster with light

The new method also results in a stronger print than typical layered models. | Short Read