BU Mechanical Engineering Hosts NEW.Mech 2015

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New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures draws over 130 researchers.

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, Professor Douglas Holmes of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Boston University hosted the NEW.Mech 2015 Conference. The one-day workshop brought graduate students and faculty members from the New England Mechanics community together to explore new directions on the mechanics of materials and structures, as well as share the latest advancements in the field. Despite the cold and drizzly weather, the conference drew a crowd of over 130 people.

The conference was high energy, with over 20 short format talks from graduate students and a “Gallery of Mechanics” poster session which showcased 20 posters of the most visually striking movies and images from their research.

Professor Zhigang Suo of Harvard University, Professor Pierre-Thomas Brun of MIT, and Professor Katherine Zhang of BU were also part of the day’s events and delivered longer format talks.