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James Duderstadt wins medal

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has awarded James Duderstadt, president emeritus of U-M and University Professor of Science and Engineering the 2016 Ralph Coats Roe Medal, which honors those who have advanced the public appreciation for engineers.| Short Read

The award committee cited his “outstanding public service as a professor and university administrator; for leadership roles in defining the science and technology agenda for the nation: and for efforts to grow underrepresented groups in our educational institutions.”

Duderstadt will give a lecture at the annual meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Previous winners include great engineers in industry and academia, members of Congress, and great popularizers of science such as Carl Sagan and Bill Nye.

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