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Volume 14, Issue 13
February 22, 2012


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CCTEC hosts IP and Pizza event March 3

The Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise & Commercialization (CCTEC) is hosting an IP and Pizza event March 1, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in 226 Weill Hall. Learn how you can help get better patents to protect your inventions. Pizza, salad and drinks will be served. CCTEC manages, markets, patents, and licenses innovations from Cornell research. RSVP to: cctecevents@cornell.edu)


Center for Sustainable Engineering workshops

The Center for Sustainable Engineering is accepting applications for two workshops in June. CSE is dedicated to helping engineering professors update their courses and develop new ones to account for rapidly changing world conditions that are transforming the practice of engineering. The workshops provide guidance so that the impacts of engineering decisions on the environment, society, and the economy can be included in courses across the engineering curriculum. The workshops will be held June 4–5 and June 7–8 in Syracuse. Registration ends March 1. For further application information, please contact Carol Stokes-Cawley. For further information about the technical content of the workshops, contact Cliff Davidson. A slightly shorter version of the CSE workshop will be presented May 15–16 before the IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology in Boston.


Atkinson Center RFP for Academic Venture Fund

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future announces the 2012 RFP for its Academic Venture Fund. This program is internal to Cornell and designed to stimulate new, original, multidisciplinary research in sustainability science, emphasizing work that has the potential to involve external partners such as industry, government, foundations, and other non-governmental organizations. Thirty-five projects have been funded since 2008. We seek proposals from Cornell faculty across all colleges and schools, encompassing all disciplines contributing to sustainability. More information.


CAT call for proposals

The Cornell Center for Life Science Enterprise, a NYSTAR-sponsored Center for Advanced Technology, is soliciting proposals for CAT grants. Awards require collaborative applied research and technology transfer with industry that will lead to quantifiable economic impact in New York State. New faculty are encouraged to apply with innovative projects that might be of future interest to industry and to collaborate with potential industrial partners when preparing the proposal. Multi-investigator proposals between scientists in different disciplines and between faculty in the Medical College and the Ithaca/Geneva campuses are especially encouraged. Apply by March 23.


Awards and honors in the engineering community

Christine Shoemaker, Cornell's Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest professional distinctions for an engineer. Shoemaker, a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), was cited "for development of decision-making optimization algorithms for environmental and water resources problems."

Nate Foster and Noah Snavely, both assistant professors of computer science, are among 126 researchers selected from 51 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada to receive Sloan Research Fellowships for 2012. Awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars -- the next generation of scientific leaders.


Recent engineering news

  • CU-ADVANCE celebrates successes
    Since its inception in 2006, the CU-ADVANCE Center has run programs, collected data, offered mentoring and hosted workshops, all with the goal of boosting the number of women faculty in engineering, math and science. (February 21)
  • NYC tech campus top leadership team named
    President David Skorton and Provost Kent Fuchs joined New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today in announcing that Daniel P. Huttenlocher, the university's dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science, has been named Cornell vice provost and founding dean of the university's historic CornellNYC Tech campus, home of the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (TCII), for an initial five-year term. (February 16)


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