Darren Mullin, master student in mechanical engineering, has won the UMKC 2012 Distinguished Master’s Thesis award for his research into deception-related effects on posture. Darren employed innovative techniques in his research including the first ever use of force platforms. The new techniques Darren employed could provide security forces a discrete and effective method when conducting security screenings in counter-terrorism environments. His research was funded by the Center for Identification Technology Research and his thesis is titled “Effects of Deceptive Behavior on Biomechanical Measures of Standing Posture” SCE congratulates Darren on his award! Dr. Greg King, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is his advisor.