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Volume 5, Issue 11
January 15, 2003

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Kan named 2003 CURIE Academy project leader

Assoc. Prof. Edwin Kan, ECE, has been selected as the 2003 CURIE Academy project leader. Kan's project will focus on Autonomous System Design. The experience will lead students through the creative process, require them to grapple with constraints such as software/hardware co-design, systems interface, and ethical/legal issues of the new applications. The complex nature of the project will allow the students, working in teams, to experience the cross-functional nature of engineering work. On the final day, students will present their designs and defend their solutions before a panel of faculty experts.

ECE Ph.D. students Jami Meteer and Gen Pei will work with Kan to design and deliver this experience.

The CURIE Academy is a one-week engineering experience for high school girls who excel in math and science and are interested in engineering as a career. The dates this year are July 12-19. For more information or to get involved, contact Women's Programs in Engineering, cj38, 255-0735.

Carick joins staff as assistant director of LIFE

Carla Carick has joined the student services staff as the new assistant director of Learning Initiatives for Future Engineers (LIFE). Most recently Carick taught English and chaired the English department at Monticello H.S. in Charlottesville, VA. She has supervised student teachers as a clinical instructor for the University of Virginia and facilitated diversity and multi-cultural education workshops for the public schools in Loudoun County. She received her M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in social foundations of education.

Campbell named acting director of Engineering Admissions

Scott Campbell, associate director of Engineering Admissions, has agreed to be the acting director beginning January 1, 2003. He succeeds Betsy East, who is now the assistant dean for student services. Campbell has served as an assistant and associate director in the admissions office for a combined five years and has contributed substantially to the success of the office. We look forward to the selection and continuing recruitment of another outstanding class.

College Program degree now called Independent Major

The New York State Education Department has approved the College of Engineering's request to change the name of the College Program to Independent Major.

The independent major is a special opportunity for students whose educational objectives cannot be met by any of the regular field programs. This option allows students to create a specially tailored, interdisciplinary course of study. The program is developed by the student in consultation with faculty advisors and must be approved by a special committee, which is responsible for supervising the student's work.

OHR electronic bulletin board provides personnel news

The Office of Human Resources would like to announce the addition of a bulletin board page on its web site. The bulletin board contains a variety of announcements related to upcoming events as well as a listing of courses for personal and professional development being presented by OHR staff and faculty from the ILR School. To view the latest listings go to

Submitting announcements to Information Update

Please send your news notes to 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.