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    Q&A with Vice President for Research Andrew Barnard

    Michigan Technological University's new vice president for research shares his vision for the University's research efforts. Andrew Barnard's tenure as Michigan Technological University's new vice president for research began on July 1, opening the next chapter of his history at the University. After earning his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech, Barnard '02 '04 completed a PhD in acoustics from Penn State in 2010. In 2014, he returned to Tech, becoming an associate professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics and advising the Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences Enterprise team, or SENSE. In 2019, Barnard received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award and became director of the Great Lakes Research Center. Now, after a two-year stint as director of Penn State's graduate program in acoustics, and as Michigan Tech celebrates two major research milestones, Barnard takes the helm of Tech's research efforts.

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