Mines professor receives NSF CAREER Award

GOLDEN, Colo., July 15, 2009 – Anthony J. Petrella, assistant professor of engineering and director of Mines’ Computational Biomechanics Group, recently received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award.

The CAREER Program offers NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
The award amounts to $400,000 over five years in support of an integrated research and education plan in human lumbar spine mechanics at Mines. CAREER proposals are peer-reviewed and recommended for funding based on their intellectual merit and on the broader impacts of the proposed activities. See the abstract on the NSF web site.
Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3541 / Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu
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