Kara Peterman Receives Early Career Award from American Institute of Steel Construction
02/25/2021Assistant professor Kara Peterman, civil and environmental engineering, 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. Peterman is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute Committee on Specifications, chairing the test-based design subcommittee. She also serves on the Committee on Framing Standards. Peterman was elected to the executive committee of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute and chairs the education committee. She also chairs the Thin-Walled Structures Task Force of the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC).