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Volume 14, Issue 5
October 19, 2011

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Engineering Library hours

As of this semester, the Engineering Library space—including the Reading Room and the ACCEL Blue Room computer lab—in Carpenter Hall will be open 24/7. After 4 p.m. the outer building doors are locked, but anyone with a campus ID can use the keycard reader on the outer door facing Olin Hall to get access after-hours.

Anyone with questions should email, call 254-6261 or speak to the engineering librarians.

Staffing updates

Dan Woodie has accepted a position with the College of Engineering as safety manager. This new position is responsible for oversight and focus for safety, health, environmental, and related programs for units occupying the engineering quad buildings and for directly managing the unique and complex safety systems and programs in Duffield Hall. For the past 11 years he worked at the Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility, most recently as lab use manager and safety officer. Prior to CNF, Dan was a process engineer at a Lockheed Martin semiconductor facility. He has a M.S. and B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell and Virginia Tech, respectively. Dan will start in his new position October 17th. His office will be in 344 Duffield Hall; his email is, and he can continue to be reached by phone at 607-269-5025.

Awards and honors in the engineering community

MAE Sr. Lecturer Rajesh Bhaskaran and BME Asst. Prof. Jonathan Butcher are among 65 researchers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's third Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium, Nov. 13–16. The conference, to be held in Irvine, Calif., invites early-career faculty members who are "developing and implementing innovative educational approaches" in their engineering disciplines. The attendees were nominated by fellow engineers or deans and chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. This year's program will focus on teaching leading-edge engineering knowledge, project-based learning, active and self-directed learning, and assessment of student learning and education innovation.

Recent engineering news releases

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