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Volume 6, Issue 10
December 17, 2003

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College plans ERC competition

The Engineering College is gearing up for the 2004 Engineering Research Center competition for which the RFP and deadlines will be shortly announced.

An internal college competition has commenced and details regarding it, as well as the time line can be found at:

Official announcement: s/IntERC_announce.pdf

Target dates s/IntERC_dates.pdf

Questions should be directed to Mike Spencer, Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Studies and Professional Education,

Two faculty members elected to society fellowships

Assoc. Prof. Alex Gaeta, AEP, has been named a fellow of the Optical Society of America. Election to fellowship, which is limited to 10 percent of the OSA member, recognizes members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics.

Prof. Paul Kintner, ECE, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. He was recognized for his "investigation of microstructure, wave-particle interactions, and plasma acceleration in space plasmas using sounding rocket and satellite experiments and for innovative applications of GPS technology to space plasmas experiments."

Machine shop closing in February

On February 9, 2004, the College of Engineering Machine Shop in B25 Upson Hall will be closing the doors. For additional information, please see the November 12 letter from W. Kent Fuchs, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering: ents/Machine_Shop_let_ 11-12-03.pdf

Call for nominations to TR100

Nominations are now open for the 2004 edition of the TR100, Technology Review's list of 100 young people whose contributions to emerging technologies are poised to profoundly influence our world. They are seeking the best young innovators in such fields as biotechnology, computing, energy, medicine, nanotechnology, telecommunications, and transportation.

Nominees should not turn 35 before October 1, 2004, and their work should exemplify the spirit of innovation. Technology Review will showcase all 100 in a special October 2004 issue and recognize them at a gala awards celebration at the Emerging Technologies Conference September 29-30, 2004.

The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2004. Online nomination form:

Learning to teach with technology

Register now for "Getting Started" Spring 2004, January 14-23. CIT's Academic Technology Center will offer hands-on workshops, presentations, and demonstrations designed to help you teach with technology. Create presentations and PDFs, build a course web site, get a first-hand look at emerging technologies, and more. This event is open to all Cornell faculty and instructors, as well as graduate students and staff who support instruction.

View the full schedule and course descriptions, and register at:

If you would like the workshop or course to be offered on a different date or for a specific group, request a custom course or event:

If you are unable to register via the web, then send an e-mail to or call 255-1618

CTC to offer Windows Cluster Computing workshops

The Cornell Theory Center will offer Introduction to Windows Cluster Computing workshops on January 22-23 for members of the Cornell community in 655 Rhodes Hall. Registration is required by January 15. For easy online registration and complete details, visit Contact Susan Mehringer at susan@tc.cornell.ed with questions.

The first day will provide an overview of cluster computing and introduction to serial computing, and the second day will cover parallel computing. A CTC computing account is not required; you may attend one or both workshops; and there is no charge for the workshop for Cornell students, faculty, and staff.

Both onsite workshops will include lectures and demonstrations. Each participant will have access to a laptop for hands-on exercises, and consulting assistance will be provided.

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