Mines' Findley wins NSF Career Award

GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 10, 2010 – Kip Findley, assistant professor of metallurgical and materials engineering, recently received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program award for his project, “The Stability and Influence of Metastable Retained Austenite During Fatigue of Advanced Steel Alloys.”

The project will examine the effect of deformation-induced changes on fatigue properties of two important advanced steel alloy systems for the transportation and infrastructure industries.
Each summer a high school teacher will participate in the research to help develop educational modules for high school students related to the impact of materials on their everyday lives. The project also will develop learning modules for students in the Colorado Uplift Program, which offers after school education and outreach programs for at-risk youth in Denver Public Schools.
The NSF award amounts to $605,000 over a five-year period and will be conducted with support from the sponsors of the Advanced Steel Products and Processing Research Center. 
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