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Volume 14, Issue 17
April 18, 2012


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Renewable Energy and Sustainability Marketing—SGE Fireside Chat

Johnson’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise invites you to join industry leaders for a discussion of renewable and sustainability marketing Thursday, April 19, 5:30–7:00 p.m., in Ramin Parlor, Sage Hall. Learn more about energy entrepreneurship, renewable energy, sustainability marketing and corporate and securities law with Kenneth Davies, '02, M.Eng. '04, director of Technology Ventures, Constellation Energy; Seth Helfgott, '05, associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; David Hurwitt, chief commercial officer, Optiwind Corp.; and Robert Petrina, '00, MBA '08, managing director, Yingli Green Energy. Their bios can be found at the Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration Web site. Space is limited, so please RSVP with Ufei Chan as soon as possible.


Undergraduate research on display today

Engineering Learning Initiatives is sponsoring its annual Undergraduate Research Poster Session on Wednesday, April 18, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Duffield Atrium. This event will feature the work of those students who received College of Engineering undergraduate research awards this past year. With a number of outstanding participants in the program, the event will illuminate the breadth and depth of undergraduate research at Cornell Engineering. The event is free and open to the public—light refreshments will be provided.


American Chemistry Society on Campus April 20

ACS on Campus will be Friday, April 20, in Clark Hall, room 700. The Cornell Physical Sciences Library with the American Chemical Society is hosting a full-day event of seminars for graduate students in chemistry and other related disciplines, including engineering. The seminars include panels and workshops on a variety of topics including peer review, publishing, resume writing, work/life balance, and NSF grant proposal requirements. Registration is free but required. Those who attend a full morning will receive a ticket for a free lunch as well. Register and read the full agenda online.


Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration 2012

Join us for Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration 2012!

Engineering events include:

Thursday, April 19

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Engineering Student Project Team Display, Duffield Hall Atrium
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. E@C Networking Session, Duffield Hall Atrium
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Cornell Engineering Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, McManus Lounge, Hollister Hall
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Innovative Solutions to Today’s Healthcare Needs, featuring Associate Professor Chris Schaffer and Assistant Professor Cynthia Reinhart-King, alumni speaker Fred Dinger ’83, and moderated by CEAA President, Dale Lazar ’74

Friday, April 20

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. CornellNYC Tech—Creating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs, featuring Lance Collins, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, Statler Ballroom

Conference registration is required. Read the full schedule of events.


Awards and honors in the engineering community

ECE major Adam Izraelevitz '13 is among this year's recipients of Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which support college students intent on careers in science, math or engineering. Established in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, the scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and research experience. The scholarship provides $7,500 toward tuition, fees, books, room and board. This year's 282 Goldwater scholars were selected from a field of 1,123 students nominated by their colleges and universities.

The 2012 Merrill Presidential Scholars Award winners from the College of Engineering are: Eva Huang (CBE), Kevin Fuhr (MAE), Nipun Jasuja (MAE), Thomas Jackson (ECE), Ju Khuan Pan (CEE), and Michael Dezube (ORIE). Since 1988 Cornell's most outstanding graduating seniors have been selected by their college deans as Merrill Presidential Scholars, and they, in turn, recognize the high school teacher who inspired their studies and the Cornell faculty member who most contributed to their university experience. Each spring, the scholars, along with their high school teachers and Cornell professors, are honored at a convocation hosted by Cornell’s president.


Recent engineering news

    Ferroelectric oxides do the twist
    Assistant professor of applied and engineering physics Craig Fennie and Drexel University's James Rondinelli have published a method for turning a class of ceramic materials called perovskites into a material that's ferroelectric. The work was published April 10 by Advanced Materials and also will be featured on the printed journal's inside cover.

    Nontoxic nanosheets could turn waste heat into power
    Cornell materials scientists have developed an inexpensive, environmentally friendly way of synthesizing oxide crystal sheets, just nanometers thick, which have useful properties for electronics and alternative energy applications.


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