Kara Peterman Receives Early Career Award from American Institute of Steel Construction

Published on February 18, 2021


Kara Peterman (Image: University of Massachusetts)

Kara Peterman, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, recently was recognized with the Terry Peshia Early Career Faculty Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

The award, which includes a $2,500 honorarium, provides recognition to faculty who demonstrate promise in the areas of structural steel research, teaching and other contributions to the structural steel industry. At UMass, Peterman conducts research on cold-formed and hot-rolled steel system behavior, seismic response of those systems, and the stability of thin-walled steel members.

A rising star, Peterman is active in many professional organizations, including the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium.

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