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MSU engineering faculty member, students receive awards

February 6, 2015 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – Kevin Amende, assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology at Montana State University, received the 2014 adviser of the year award from American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers, while some MSU students received their award for winning the 2013-14 ASHRAE design competition.

The awards were bestowed during the ASHRAE annual conference held in Chicago Jan. 24-28.

Amende, who advises more than 50 students in the College of Engineering, said he was honored to receive the award.

“In the end, being a good adviser is about taking the time to get to know students and helping them discover what their passion really is,” Amende said. “It’s such an important aspect of being a teacher and it’s something I’m happy to give my energy to.”

Amende said he was also proud to see MSU students recognized for their first place result in ASHRAE’s international sustainable building design competition. The team consisted of engineering and architecture students: Terra Moran of Calgary, Alberta, Mary Peterson of Missoula and Martin Reaves of Boulder, Colo., all from the College of Engineering’s Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department; and Theresa Lindenau of Olympia, Wash., and graduate student Elyse Casper of Driggs, Idaho, from the College of Arts and Architecture

“It’s a great example of multidisciplinary work and collaborative spirit at MSU,” Amende said. 

Contact: Kevin Amende, (406) 994-6304, kamende@me.montana.edu.