April 27, 2012

LSU’s Office of Research & Economic Development, with the support of Campus Federal Credit Union, recently announced its annual Rainmaker Awards for Research and Creative Activity. Rainmakers are those faculty members who are nationally and internationally recognized for innovative research and creative scholarship, compete for external funding at the highest levels and attract and mentor exceptional graduate students.

Ying “Jane” Wang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering in LSU’s College of Engineering, has received the university’s 2011 Rainmaker’s Emerging Scholar Award in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

“The LSU Rainmaker recipients are an elite group of scholars whose research records set the bar higher,” said Richard Koubek, dean, College of Engineering.  “Such is the case for Dr. Wang, recipient of the 2012 Rainmaker award in the Emerging Scholar category. Dr. Wang’s early contributions in her research field are remarkable, and we are quite proud of her latest accomplishment.” 

This award recognizes junior faculty members exhibiting success at the assistant professor level as measured by significant contribution to the faculty member’s field of research or creative activity including publication in a high impact journal(s); a highly cited piece of work; external awards; invited presentations at national and international meetings; high journal publication productivity; critically-acclaimed book publication, performances or exhibits; or high grant productivity. Wang will receive a one-time stipend of $1,000 and a plaque in recognition of her achievements.

“We couldn’t do this without the support of Campus Federal Credit Union, and we thank them for their support of our commitment to scholarly excellence,” said Thomas Klei, LSU interim vice chancellor of research and economic development. “These researchers and creative scholars truly exemplify what it means to be an LSU Rainmaker.”

For more about LSU Rainmakers, visit www.research.lsu.edu

For more about the Department of Mechanical Engineering, visit www.me.lsu.edu 

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