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Volume 13, Issue 22
July 14, 2011

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Tenure promotions

Dear Engineering Faculty and Staff,

The provost has approved the promotion of two Cornell Engineering faculty members to full professor, effective July 1. Please join me in congratulating Mark Lewis, ORIE, and Mark Campbell, MAE.

Best regards,

Lance Collins Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering

University committee elections

Two Cornell Engineering faculty members have been elected to university committees. Timothy Healey, MAE, has been elected to the Faculty Advisory Committee on Tenure Appointments (FACTA). His term is July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013. Joel Brock, AEP, has been elected to the University Appeals Panel. His term is July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2016.

Staffing update

Jed Dove will join ECE as adminstrative director August 1. Jed is currently the Director of Budget and Finance for the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell. He also directs the A&S's Administrative Service Center. Prior to joining Cornell, Jed was a vice president with BSB Bank & Trust in Syracuse. He holds a B.S. in economics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Cornell.

ACCEL under CIT management

The college has transferred management of the Academic Computing Center in the Engineering Library (ACCEL) to Cornell Information Technologies. CIT already manages several other computer labs around the Engineering Quad, allowing it to manage ACCEL more cost efficiently. The lab will continue to provide the same services to faculty. Expanded hours, room reservation instructions, and software request policies can be found at the ACCEL Web site.

ISTEC 2011 Workshop: Simulation in Engineering Education

Integration of Simulation Technology into Engineering Curricula (ISTEC): A University-Industry Workshop will be held July 22–23 at Cornell University. In order to scale up the effective use of advanced simulation in curricula, there needs to be increased collaboration among the major stakeholders: educators, industry practitioners, software vendors, educational researchers, professional societies, and funding agencies. The ISTEC 2011 workshop will bring together these major stakeholders in a sustained conversation. The following areas are of particular interest: finite-element analysis, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, multi-body dynamics and control, and general-purpose numerical analysis and programming. Register. For more information contact Rajesh Bhaskaran

Awards and honors in the engineering community

MAE professor Joe Burns was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by the Webb Institute in Glen Cove, N.Y. Burns was also the institute's commencement speaker in 2011. He earned his B.S. from the Webb Institute in 1962.

Kathy Chou '11 BEE won first place for her research presentation in the Bachelor's Level Poster Competition for Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging at the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference from June 22-25 in Farmington, Penn. She made her poster, "The Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency on Histomorphometry and Strength of Rat Vertebrae," with MAE graduate student Grace Kim and MAE professor Marjolein van der Meulen.

Recent engineering news releases

  • Engineers develop lensless micro camera
    It's like a Brownie camera for the digital age: The microscopic device fits on the head of a pin, contains no lenses or moving parts, costs pennies to make -- and this Cornell-developed camera could revolutionize an array of science from surgery to robotics. (July 6)

  • Researchers explore piroutte effect in turbulence
    From the mixing of milk in coffee to the formation of raindrops in clouds, the physics of turbulent flow is everywhere. Researchers at Cornell have discovered that seemingly random turbulent flows, which are the flow of a fluid in which velocity varies rapidly and irregularly, actually have an astonishing structure. (June 13)

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