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Volume 5, Issue 16
March 26, 2003

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Engineering at the Smallest Dimensions: Next week

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the sessions of the upcoming conference on nanotechnology, April 3-5, sponsored by the Cornell Society of Engineers, the college's official alumni organization founded in 1905. There is no charge to attend, except for meals, but you do need to pre-register. Online at:

The opening session on Friday morning, April 4, at 9:15 a.m. in Barnes Hall Auditorium features Bill Nye '77 ME, the Science Guy. Other speakers include Ammar Hanafi, VP of Cisco Systems, on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in DeFrees Auditorium, Hollister Hall, and Greg Galvin, founder of local company, Kionix, on Saturday morning in the same location.

There is plenty of room at all the venues except for Jerry Woodall's talk in the Statler Amphitheatre at 11 a.m. on Friday, and the tours of Duffield Hall will be limited to our alumni guests due to space limitations on the construction site.

This is a great opportunity to hear from some industry leaders and faculty about applications of nanotechnology and to network with the visiting alumni in attendance.

--Marsha Pickens, Assistant Dean, Engineering Alumni Affairs and Development

Grad Research Symposium set for April 3

Cornell students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the 3rd annual Engineering Graduate Research Symposium showcasing graduate student research with poster presentations and three selected oral presentations.

The symposium will be held in the Statler Ballroom. Poster presentations are from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by three oral presentations and a awards dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More information and dinner registration forms can be obtained from the symposium website, or at the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Professional Education in 146 Olin Hall <255-7413>.

SWE celebrates 30 years

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Cornell will celebrate its 30th anniversary April 5-6 with a reception, banquet, workshops, panels, and discussions. For more information, visit the SWE reunion website:

Funding opportunity with Swiss Federal Institute

There is a donor working with Cornell who wants to fund something between Cornell and the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. Is anyone aware of any connections with this institute or would anyone like to begin interaction with it? Please let Marsha Pickens know (5-6094, if there is any potential for an arrangement with the institute.

2003 Bethe lectures feature Halperin

The 2003 Bethe Lectures feature Prof. Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University. His final presentation of the series will be at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in 701 Clark Hall. He will speak on "Recent Developments in the Quantum Hall Effects."

MSE hosts Vaia, Kellogg

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering will be hosting the following seminars on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in 140 Bard. Refreshments will precede the seminars at 4:00 p.m. in the MSE Lounge, 260 Bard.

Mar 27: Dr. Rich Vaia, Air Force Research Laboratory, "MesoStructured Organic-Inorganic Systems for Photonics: Light Localization and Amplification"

Apr 3: Dr. Gary Kellogg, Sandia National Laboratories, "Surface Self-Assembly and Pattern Formation at the Nanoscale"

New Weight Watchers group on campus

A new Weight Watchers at Work group on campus holds weekly meetings Mondays from noon to 1:00 p.m. in 134 Sage Hall. The program started Monday, March 24, 2003. The cost is $159 for 16 weeks. For more information contact Linda Struzinsky at or 255- 8414.

Enterprise Engineering features Nozick and Hanafi

The CSE Enterprise Engineering Seminar is held on Thursdays in B14 Hollister Hall from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with refreshments at 4:15 p.m. Upcoming lectures are as follows:

Mar 27: Linda Nozick, associate professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, "Product Mix and Part Demands in Complex Manufacturing"

Apr 3: Ammar Hanafi '88 EP, vice president and general manager, new business development, CISCO Systems, "Innovation and Technology"

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