Volume 14, Issue 5
October 19, 2011
In this issue:
- Engineering Library hours
- Staffing updates
- Awards and honors in the engineering community
- Recent engineering news releases
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 254-6261 or speak to the engineering librarians.
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 email@example.com, 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
- Taking errors out of the cloud
A Cornell team of computer scientists plans to develop methods for improving the reliability of cloud computing, testing their work in a piece of the real cloud. (Oct. 13)
- Trustees unanimously endorse Cornell's NYC Tech Campus
As Cornell finishes preparing a proposal for a New York City tech campus, the university's governing body has thrown its full weight of support behind it. (Oct. 17)
Submitting announcements to Information Update
Please send your news notes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Announcements will be published no more than twice and should be limited to about a hundred words or less. The next issue of Information Update, published biweekly during the academic year and monthly in the summer, will be July 10, 2013. The deadline for submissions to this next issue is Friday, July 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. Information received after the deadline will be published in a future issue if appropriate.