Founded in 2020, the mission of USACM-FRG is to promote gender balance among the US computational mechanics community and to provide a supportive network for female researchers. USACM-FRG is an affiliate of IACM-FRC.


Prof. Lucy Zhang appointed NSF Program Director

Prof. Lucy Zhang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been appointed a Program Director as part of the MOMS/BMMB Division. Congratulations, Lucy!

USNCCM16 Best Female Presentation Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Female Presentation Awards, announced at the 16th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 27. These awards were sponsored by USACM and the Springer Journal: “Engineering with Computers.” They are as follows:


Runner up:  Elizabeth Livingston, University of Michigan

Winner:  Mahsa Tajdari, Northwestern University

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Runners up:  Adèle Veilleux, ONERA, France; Aishwarya Pawar, Purdue University

Winner:  Guanjin Wang, University of Maryland, College Park

Junior Faculty

Runner up: Pania Newell, University of Utah

Winner: Mona Eskandari, University of California, Riverside