Ventsel says goodbye to Penn State

06/01/2017

Liliya Ventsel, instructor in engineering science and mechanics, retired from Penn State following the spring semester. Ventsel spent 14 years with the department and was the primary instructor for E MCH 316: Experimental Determination of Mechanical Response of Materials, which introduced undergraduate students to the mechanical test methods used to evaluate the mechanical behavior of engineering materials and structural components.

“From day one, Liliya was a blessing, eagerly embracing running the laboratory course and all of the nitty gritty details that go with it,” said Albert Segall, professor of engineering science and mechanics, who worked closely with Ventsel. “More importantly, she also had the same gusto for the multitude of students that took the class over the years, making the labs a fun and interesting experience. She will be dearly missed by me and the many students yet to come.”

 

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Liliya Ventsel, instructor in  engineering science and mechanics

Liliya Ventsel, instructor in engineering science and mechanics

 
 

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