Janet Lumpp, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the First-Year Engineering program at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, has been selected to receive one of three Outstanding Materials Engineer (OMSE) Awards from the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University. The award recognizes Lumpp’s work in the areas of thin lm growth and surface modi cation methods for microelectronics, as well as her efforts in outreach and education through her activity with the Kentucky Space Grant program. Lumpp will visit Purdue later this semester to receive her award from the institution where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in material engineering. Lumpp joined the college in 1993. UK’s brand new First-Year Engineering program launched this past fall.