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Volume 6, Issue 16
March 24, 2004


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Invitation to Grad Research Symposium

The College of Engineering and the Engineering Graduate Student Association will host the 4th Annual Engineering Graduate Research Symposium on Thursday, April 1, in the Statler Hotel Ballroom. This year's agenda is:

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Poster Presentations
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oral Presentations, Dinner & Awards

For more information, please consult the symposium website.


Students place first and second in Intel contest

The two Cornell students included in the 20 finalists selected last summer in the Intel Student Research Contest have placed first and second at the competition held March 12 in Santa Clara, Calif. The students traveled to Intel to present their results before a panel of experts and meet with senior Intel researchers.

Eugene Lee's project, "Hardware Acceleration of the Edge-and-Point System for Interactive Rendering," took the first place spot. Lee worked with Asst. Prof. Kavita Bala, CS, and her research group on this project and with Radek Grzeszcuk as the Intel Technical Advisor.

Sara Parker's project, "Novel Light-Emitting Devices Utilizing Ionic Liquids," took the second place spot. Parker worked with Asst. Prof. George Malliaras, MSE, and his research group on this project and with Fabrice Paillet as the Intel Technical Advisor.

Intel's goal in sponsoring this program is to stimulate inventiveness by challenging students in the sciences and engineering disciplines to explore frontiers of future computing.


Second Engineering alumnus in NAE group

Prof. Lester Eastman, ECE, points out that, in addition to David C. Wisler, M.S. '65 (aerospace), reported in the previous issue of Info Update as among the 76 individuals named to membership in the National Academy of Engineering this year, a second Cornell Engineering alumnus was in that group: Young-Kai Chen, PhD '88 EE. Chen is the director of High Speed Electronics Research at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, N.J. He was cited for "contributions to the development of high-speed compound semiconductor electronics and optoelectronics for telecommunications." Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

List of new members


Environmental Career Fair to be held April 2

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Cornell Career Services (representing Cornell's environmental programs), Columbia University's MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, and The Earth Institute have teamed up to provide representatives from public agencies, consulting firms, nonprofit organizations, and business and industry an opportunity to connect with top undergraduate and graduate students. All undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students from Yale, Cornell, and Columbia are invited to attend and discuss careers, internships, graduate and full time opportunities in a wide range of science and engineering fields.

Friday, April 2
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Low Library, Columbia University
Register online.


TAM seminar features Fried

TAM seminars are held on Fridays, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in 205 Thurston Hall; refreshments at 2:15 p.m. in 206 Thurston.

Apr 2: Professor Eliot Fried, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, "Biaxial disclinated states in nematic elastomers"

TAM Seminar Schedule


CSE Conference set for April 15-17

The Cornell Society of Engineers (CSE), the college's official alumni organization, is holding its on-campus conference April 15-17 on the theme "Energy Demand and Sustainable Development: Pathways to Economic, Social & Environmental Improvement."

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the sessions. There is no charge to attend, except for meals, but you do need to pre-register.

For more information or to register online, visit the CSE website


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