Two Columbia Engineering professors were honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Gerard Ateshian won the H.R. Lissner Medal for his work on developing better modalities for the treatment of osteoarthritis, including stronger engineered cartilage for resurfacing knee, hip, and shoulder joints. Kristin Myers won the Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award for her work in maternal and fetal health, studying the mechanics of the uterus and cervix to understand how to prevent premature births.