March 17, 2010 – Andrew Kemper, Ph.D. student of Dr. Hardy, was chosen to present his research paper on “The Influences of Arm Position on Thoracic Response in Side Impacts” at the Paul E. Torgersen Graduate Student Research Symposium on March 17, 2010. Andrew was chosen out of several engineering student candidates this year and placed 2nd in the oral PhD competition.
The Paul E. Torgersen Graduate Student Research Excellence Award was established in 1990 in recognition of Dr. Torgersen’s many years of service as Dean of the College of Engineering. The purpose of the Award is to recognize and reward distinguished research in graduate engineering studies. Based on short papers describing their research, the top three M.S. candidates and three Ph.D. candidates from the entire College of Engineering are invited for oral presentations. The selection committee then ranks the students 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in each category. Award Certificates and monetary awards are presented as recognition for their achievement.