A belated congratulations is in order to Nima Tamaddoni and Graham Taylor, who presented talks on their research at the 2012 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS) in Stone Mountain, GA on September 19, 2012. Nima was also awarded the Best Student Paper Award in the Bio-Inspired Materials and Systems symposium and was honored as a finalist in the overall Best Student Paper Competition!