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Six ASME members and student members selected as finalists in the 2015 DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering program

Six ASME members and student members have been selected as finalists in this year’s DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering program, which annually highlights the important contributions early career engineers and engineering students are making to the profession and to society.

Chelsey Simmons, PhD, the Society’s third finalist for the 2015 New Faces-Professional program, is an assistant professor at the University of Florida, where she is dedicated to developing the next generation of biomedical tools and training the next generation of engineers. In addition to teaching and advising students, Dr. Simmons leads a team of 10 undergraduate and graduate students in interdisciplinary research and has given presentations throughout world on designing dynamic cell culture systems to improve the way biomedical research is performed. Simmons designed a stretchable, programmable dish that mimicked a beating heart, enabling more accurate cell biology and drug screening studies. Based on this patent, she co-founded a company to develop the innovation, which was named the CytoStim Flexor.

The finalists from ASME and the other societies participating in the 2015 DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering program were announced Feb. 19 during a webinar that was held in conjunction with Engineers Week. The official winners in each category will be announced April 2.

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