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Published: Nov. 1, 2017

MSU scholar named fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Contact(s): Patricia Mroczek College of Engineering office: (517) 432-1303 mroczekp@egr.msu.edu

Tamara Reid Bush, associate professor of mechanical engineering, was named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or ASME. She is one of about 3,500 fellows among the society's 120,250 members.

The ASME Board of Governors confers the honor on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Nominated by their peers, ASME fellows have had 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of continuous active corporate membership in ASME.

Reid Bush is the founding director of the MSU Biomechanical Design Research Laboratory, where she and her students apply engineering techniques and principles to the human body.

Her research interests include biomedical, mechanics of seating, hand function, musculoskeletal dysfunction, pressure ulcers and soft tissue responses to loading. She joined MSU as a faculty member in 2009.

ASME honored Reid Bush for her significant achievements to mechanical and biomedical engineering. She has mentored more than 50 students. Her active mentorship of women in engineering displays the competence of her leadership skills. 

She is the treasurer for the American Society of Biomechanics Executive Board and an editorial board member for the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. She also is the chair of ASME’s Design, Dynamics and Rehabilitation Technical Committee. Reid Bush received a Withrow Teaching Excellence Award from MSU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2013-2014.

She is a three-time graduate of MSU, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and master’s and doctorate degrees in engineering mechanics with an emphasis in biomechanics.

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