Volume 14, Issue 1
August 10, 2011
In this issue:
- DPE student welcome receptions and orientations
- Financial planning session offered
- Awards and honors in the engineering community
- Recent engineering news releases
DPE student welcome receptions and orientations
Diversity Programs in Engineering invites students, faculty, and staff to its annual student welcome receptions and orientations in room G10 of the Biotechnology Building. These events provide opportunities to network with new and continuing students as well as other invited guests.
- Undergraduates will be welcomed on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, August 19.
- Graduates will be welcomed on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 5:00–7:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Monday, August 22.
Financial planning session offered
Benefit Services is sponsoring a financial planning session. "State of Current Investment Markets," will be presented by Ren Cheng, chief investment officer, Fidelity Investments, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, noon–1 p.m. in room G10 of the Biotechnology Building.
Awards and honors in the engineering community
ECE Associate Professor José Martínez has been selected recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award in the inaugural class of alumni awards by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Department of Computer Science. He will receive the award at a November banquet and ceremony in Champaign, Ill.
CEE Professor and Systems Engineering Director Linda Nozick was recently appointed to President Barack Obama's Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, with two others. Obama said, “I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”
CS Assistant Professor Noah Snavely has been named one of eight Microsoft Research Faculty fellows for 2011. The awards, previously known as Microsoft New Faculty Fellowships, are intended to support young scientists "who are advancing computing research in novel directions with the potential for high impact on the state of the art, and who demonstrate the likelihood of becoming thought leaders in the field."
Recent engineering news releases
- Growing the 'technology ecosystem' of the future in NYC
Kent Fuchs, provost of Cornell; Lance Collins, dean of the College of Engineering; and Daniel Huttenlocher, dean of Computing and Information Science, recently answered questions about why Cornell is the right choice for developing a New York City technology campus. (Aug. 1)
- Back, neck pain sufferers could find relief with Cornell-developed spinal disc implants
Every year, millions of people see doctors for lower back and neck pain. Cornell engineers in Ithaca and doctors at Weill Cornell Medical College have created a biologically based spinal implant that could someday mean relief for countless sufferers. (Aug. 1)
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