Fargo, N.D. — The NDSU College of Engineering and Architecture recognized two graduate students for outstanding performance at an awards ceremony in April.
Mohsen Hamidi, an industrial and manufacturing engineering doctoral student, received the Graduate Student Teacher of the Year award and Mike Fuqua, a mechanical engineering doctoral student, received the Graduate Student Researcher of the Year award.
Hamidi has taught Engineering Economy (a class with enrollment routinely more than 100 students) since fall 2008. He was nominated by his adviser, Kambiz Farahmand, professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering.
Fuqua serves as a research assistant for his adviser, Chad Ulven, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, developing renewable composite materials. His research interests include polymer composite material design and manufacturing, biobased material development and polymer composite mechanics.