July 2001

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And Baby Makes Three in
Dr. Elliott's Special Year

The year 2001 has been a special one for Dr. Janet A.W. Elliott, P.Eng. -- three times special. She was unable to accept both her major awards in person at separate presentation ceremonies, because of the pending arrival and then the actual arrival of her second child, Madeline, born May 13.

Dr. Elliott, a University of Alberta associate professor, is the 2001 Summit Awards® winner of the APEGGA Early Achievement Award and the 2001 Canadian Engineers' Awards winner of the Young Engineer Achievement Award.

At a Council dinner last month in Edmonton, Dr. Elliott, husband Duncan and Madeline were on hand to, belatedly, receive the awards. The couple have another child, two-year-old Peter.

Dr. Elliott, the author of more than 30 conference and journal papers, is "one of the engineering professions up-and-coming superstars," according to the CCPE. In addition to inspiring her students in the classroom, Dr. Elliott, who completed her PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto in 1990, has trained astronauts and studied the effects of microgravity. She's one of the first 100 Canadians to fly on NASA's KC-135 microgravity flights.

Today, she's a tenured associate professor in the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering's department of chemical and materials engineering. "Few others could have stood the pace Janet set for herself from the outset of her career, or can boast such a long list of accomplishments after just 11 years," says the CCPE.




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