May 20, 2022
Betz elected ASME fellow
Amy Betz, assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion for the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering and associate professor in the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Kansas State University, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Betz joins a privileged group of fewer than 3,500 fellows worldwide. The society bestows the title of fellow on members who have been responsible for exceptional engineering achievements. Honorees are nominated by society members or fellows and must have 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
At K-State, Betz co-leads the Ice and Letty Evans Academic Success Center for the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, which provides student-centered support by helping students overcome personal challenges while developing their unique strengths. Through the center, engineering students have access to tutoring, academic advising, first-year instruction and diversity support programs.
Betz is also an accomplished researcher, running the Multiphase Microfluidics Laboratory and investigating a variety of multiphase processes, such as boiling, condensation and frost formation. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and NASA. In 2016, she was the recipient of the KAWSE Recognition Award for her efforts to enrich the lives of girls and women in STEM disciplines. In 2017, she received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Conference on Nanochannel, Microchannels, and Minichannels for her continued support in organizing, fundraising and student engagement.