International Organization Recognizes Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student

On July 7, Rodward Hewlin, a doctoral student in the mechanical engineering department was one of ten chosen from across the country to be recognized by ASME Fluid Engineering Division. ASME announced winners of the 2013 Graduate Student Scholarship Award for their outstanding papers presented at the Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting (FEDSM2013), in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. 

Hewlin, winner in the forum on fluid measurements and instrumentation for his paper entitled, Development of a Capacitance Based Void Fraction Sensor for Two-Phase Flow Measurements,” co-authored by Dr. John Kizito, advisor and professor in the mechanical engineering department accepted the award.  “It is truly a great honor to receive this award and to be considered among such an elite group of universities,” said Kizito. 

Hewlin will receive a cash honorarium of $1000 and a one-year tenure to serve on the Fluid Measurement and Instrumentation Technical Committee (FMITC) at the international level The project is supported by grant funding from the Air Force Research Laboratory and United Technology Corporation with conference travel funded through Title III.  Hewlin is the recipient of a Title III PhD Fellowship at North Carolina A&T State University.