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Volume 1, Issue 17
August 18, 1999

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Escobedo selected for Dreyfus award

Asst. Prof. Fernando Escobedo, ChE, has received a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award for 1999. The Dreyfus award recognizes the potential for outstanding scientific accomplishments as well as dedication to education of students at all levels.

Gebremedhin receives ASAE Giese award

Prof. Kifle Gebremedhin, ABEN, has received the 1999 Henry Giese Structures and Environment Award from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers in recognition of his outstanding contributions in teaching, research, and public service associated with structures and their environments.

Webb named fellow of Biophysical Society

Prof. Watt Webb, AEP, has been named a fellow of the Biophysical Society. This newly established award honors members who have demonstrated excellence in science and to the expansion of the field of biophysics. Fellows are recognized at the society's annual awards ceremony.

Building the best robot soccer team in the world

On Monday, September 6, at 4 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium, Asst. Prof. Raff D'Andrea, MAE, will talk about his systems engineering design class, a project using artificial intelligence, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering technologies to create a robot soccer team that won first place in international competition. The lecture will include a display of the robots (with team members on hand to answer questions) and game films from RoboCup 99. The lecture is free and open to the public.

SWE wins again

The Cornell Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers was awarded Best Student Section in Region E at the 1999 SWE National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 24, 1999. This is the eleventh time since 1980 that they have been awarded this honor.

Engineering web update

Work is being completed on several pages on the new college web site; also, the server will be moved to its new home in Hollister this weekend. At that time testing will begin and the new engineering site will be live at The old site will remain active until testing is completed.

Sharing web resources: Part one

As more and more content becomes available on the new engineering web site, these pages of information can be useful resources for other sites. And it's as easy as linking to a URL! In the next few issues of Info Update, we will point out some of these new resources and how you might use them to develop your site.

Today's tip: The three most recent issues of Cornell Engineering Magazine are now online (previous back issues will be added as time and resources allow). If there's an article about events, people, or research in one of these online issues that would be of interest to visitors at your site, simply add to your page a link to that story. Some stories offer several linking possibilities. For example, if you're describing Cornell undergraduates, discussing women in engineering, or talking about student outreach activities, you might include a link to, where your readers can meet Jamila Cutliff '99 MSE, who's a great example of all three. Pointing to these existing pages is an easy way to add depth and variety to your site.

Remember: the new engineering site under development at is being moved and will soon go live at, so you'll want to wait for the new address before linking. Questions? Need more information? Contact Carol Terrizzi,, 5-3981

Library Information Fair, August 23

Want to get a jump start on your research? You are invited to the Cornell Library Information Fair on Monday, August 23, from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Engineering Computing Facility in the Engineering Library, Carpenter Hall. Staff from many campus libraries will be here to welcome new students and staff and introduce them to all the new online resources that the library makes available to the Cornell community.

Workshops on library resources and building web sites

The following classes take place in the Engineering Computing Facility (PC/NT), Carpenter Hall, 2nd floor (Engineering Library)

Introduction to Library Resources Thur., Sept. 16, 1999, 3-5 pm. Instructor: Marianne Hansen Register:

HTML Intro: Creating Your Own Web Pages Wed., Sept. 22, 3-5 pm. Instructor: Jill Powell Register:

HTML Advanced: Cascading Style Sheets Tues., Sept. 28, 1999, 3-4:30 pm. Instructor: Jill Powell Register:

For description of these classes and for more stories from the library's newsletter EMPSL Standard, see the August/September 1999 issue at

Engineering college ice cream social

Engineering faculty, staff, and students are all invited to an ice cream social on the Engineering Quad on Tuesday, August 24, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. The engineering administration staff, including Dean John Hopcroft, will be serving up the ice cream, so stop by for a scoop!

Submitting announcements to Information Update

Please send your news notes to Announcements will be published no more than twice and should be limited to about a hundred words or less. The next issue of Information Update, published biweekly during the academic year and monthly in the summer, will be July 10, 2013. The deadline for submissions to this next issue is Friday, July 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. Information received after the deadline will be published in a future issue if appropriate.