Emily Boyd, a teaching professor of mechanical engineering & materials science, was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Boyd joins an elite group of fewer than 3,500 Fellows out of more than 79,000 society members.

Fellows are elected to be the essential resource for mechanical engineers and other professionals worldwide for solutions that benefit humankind and are selected for their engineering achievements and experience in the field.

“I feel very honored to receive this recognition from the ASME and grateful to those who noticed my work and took the initiative to support me,” Boyd said.

Boyd specializes in thermofluids sciences, teaching courses in fluid dynamics and heat transfer. She also coordinates the Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship program, which provides research experience for undergraduate students.

“Emily gives so much to her students, colleagues and the engineering education community,” said Philip Bayly, the Lee Hunter Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science. “She is dedicated to making engineering accessible to every student and ensuring that each student succeeds.”

Boyd also recently received two awards from the University of Texas, where she earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering 2014. She was awarded the Outstanding Young Mechanical Engineering Award and inducted into the Mechanical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

“Combining her dedication with her technical knowledge and teaching ability has enabled Emily to make a significant impact even at this early stage of her career,” Bayly said. “The department, McKelvey Engineering and WashU are truly fortunate to have her.”

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