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Volume 13, Issue 3
September 8, 2010

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Fall faculty reception set for September 20

Dear Engineering Faculty,

We cordially invite you and your guests to the College of Engineering's Fall Faculty Reception on Monday, September 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Moakley House, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Warren Road.

New faculty will be recognized. Family, guests, and children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Dress is casual business attire and no RSVP is necessary. We look forward to seeing you there.

Best regards,

Lance Collins
Dean of Engineering

DPE to receive national recognition

Diversity Programs in Engineering has been named  a 2010 finalist for Examples of Excelencia at the Baccalaureate Level at this year’s Celebración de Excelencia in Washington D.C. This is an annual event hosted by Excelencia in Education, a national organization that “aims to accelerate higher education success for Latino students by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latino students and by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement.” The Examples of Excelencia initiative honors programs and departments with a demonstrated record of achievement in accelerating Latino student success at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence available to answer your questions

The Johnson School at Cornell University is pleased to welcome Jacie Stivers, CCIM, as the 2010 Enrepreneur-in-Residence. Stivers is the principal managing partner of Commercial Investment Real Estate Inc. in Melbourne, Florida. Starting in 1983 with less than $500 of her own funding, she grew the company to become one of the premier commercial real estate brokerage firms in the Space Coast of Florida, handling over $100M in closings.

The Entrepreneur-in-Residence works with the Cornell community to develop and refine new business ideas including reviewing business plans, solidifying business strategies and market positions, strategizing intellectual property issues, and developing fundraising plans. The EiR helps entrepreneurs move potential ventures from the idea phase to startup and assists Cornell inventors, including professors and PhD students, in creating businesses around technologies developed at Cornell and independently.

Members of the Cornell community with entrepreneurial questions are invited to e-mail Stivers at to schedule a meeting. Consulting office hours will be available at various locations on campus starting the week of September 20.

WSKG's Community Conversation comes to Cornell

On Monday, September 13, WSKG Public Radio will present a Community Conversation broadcast recording in Uris Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Panelists from Cornell will address "The Challenges Freshmen Face in their First Year of College" followed by Q&A. Moderated by Crystal Sarakas, this event is free and open to the public; doors open at 6:30 p.m. No seating allowed after the program begins.

Career fairs scheduled for September 14–15

University Career Fair days are scheduled for September 14 and 15 in Barton Hall from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Tuesday fair on September 14 is general interest (all university majors); Wednesday Fair on September 15 is for engineering and technical majors. Information for students and employers is available online

MathWorks engineers to demonstrate MATLAB on campus

Join MathWorks engineers as they demonstrate how MATLAB can be used as a flexible platform for technical computing and application development in engineering, math, and science curricula and research on Thursday, September 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 166 Hollister Hall (McManus Lounge)

  • 9:00 a.m. to noon
    Designing and Modeling a Multi-Domain System in MATLAB and Simulink
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Speeding Up Applications: Parallel Computing with MATLAB

Register in advance online or contact Angelo D'Amato, The MathWorks, for more information Same-day registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome.

INSTOC annual meeting to be held September 25

The Institute for the Study of the Continents (INSTOC) in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is hosting their annual workshop titled Strength and Composition of the Lower Continental Crust and Mantle Lithosphere. There will be seven internationally recognized speakers from throughout North America, and four speakers from EAS. The keynote address will be given by Peter Molnar, professor of geological sciences at the University of Colorado and the current Oliver Visiting Professor to INSTOC and EAS. The symposium, set for Saturday, September 25, is open to all and will be held in 2146 Snee Hall. Continental breakfast will be provided beginning at 8:00am; the program will begin at 9:00 am. More information is available online.

Recent engineering news releases

  • NSF supports safer Internet project
    Cornell computer scientists are sharing in a $7.5 million National Science Foundation grant under the agency's Future Internet Architectures program. (Aug. 30)

  • DOE names graduate fellows in sciences
    Three Cornell graduate students have received Department of Energy fellowship awards, which are designed to strengthen the nation's scientific workforce. (Aug. 23)

  • 'Stretched' oxide gets new properties
    Sliced nanometers thin and chemically stretched on a specially designed template, the oxide compound europium titanate takes on properties that could revolutionize the electronics industry. (Aug. 18)

  • Symposium focuses on oxides for energy
    The Energy Materials Center at Cornell invited several speakers to give sessions on a wide range of topics dealing with the conference's theme, 'Oxides for Energy Applications.' (Aug. 13)

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