Assistant Professor Cody Fleming was selected as the Henry Kinnier Award recipient by the Mead Endowment in conjunction with the School of Engineering dean’s office. The Mead Endowment is a program created and funded by friends and former students of beloved University of Virginia faculty member Ernest “Boots” Mead, honoring his impact on the lives of one generation of students after another.

The program is meant to celebrate and perpetuate the University’s unique tradition of faculty interaction with students. The Henry Kinnier Award encourages these same interactions between engineering faculty and students. Through this award and associated funding, Professor Fleming will develop his “dream idea,” creating an opportunity for positive relationships with students that extend beyond normal classroom activity.