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Betters Wins ASPE Scholarship

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Doctoral student Emma Betters recently received a student scholarship from the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) to attend their 34th Annual Meeting next month in Pittsburgh. The scholarship covers the conference fee, tutorial sessions, and money toward travel expenses.

Betters, who works in Professor Tony Schmitz’s research group, received the scholarship for her paper, “Additive Manufacturing of Internal Features for Manipulation of Structural Dynamics.”

My personal research is on drilling dynamics in conjunction with KIMM as well as machining dynamics in the hybrid manufacturing process with ORNL,” said Betters. “In the long term, I will be studying the location and geometry of sacrificial features to alter the dynamics of an additively manufactured structure to aid in machining steps.”

ASPE strives to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of engineering, and holds the annual meeting to bring precision engineers together to learn and share knowledge. At the meeting, over 150 papers will be presented in technical talks and poster sessions, and the world’s leading experts in the field will be teaching tutorials.