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Volume 7, Issue 12
January 26, 2005

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Faculty and student awards and honors

Yong Joo and Matt DeLisa, assistant professors in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, have received NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards. The NSF program is intended to support the early development of academic careers dedicated to stimulating discovery process, in which the excitement of research is enhanced by inspired teaching and enthusiastic learning

Two seniors in civil engineering, Lindsey Ehinger and Andrea Hektor, have been awarded the Clark Construction Group Prize of $3,000 each. Ehinger and Hektor were chosen for this award because they are top civil engineering students who have shown interest and aptitude in construction. They also excelled in CEE 595: Construction Planning and Operations, maintain a high overall grade point average, and portray outstanding leadership skills. Their achievement will be recognized at the annual View of the Lake Dinner sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Cornell Engineering in Tech Research top advances in 2004

Technology Research News magazine has named top ten research advances of 2004 in a number of fields. Three fields include members of the Cornell engineering community in their top ten picks:

Internet category: Prof. Dan Huttenlocher, Assoc. Prof. Jon Kleinberg, Jon Aizen '03, and Tony Novak '03 (all in CS)

Communications category: Asst Prof Michal Lipson, ECE, and her colleagues in the Cornell Nanophotonics Group Vilson Almeida, Carlos Angulo Barrios, and Roberto Panepucci Information category: Assoc. Prof. Lillian Lee and her colleague in the Cornell Natural Language Processing Group Regina Barzilay

Director for Engineering Diversity Program announced

DiOnetta Jones has accepted the position of director of the Engineering Diversity Program, to begin in late February. Jones comes to Cornell from the University of Notre Dame, where she has served as the director of education, training and outreach for the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science. Prior to that position, she held the position of statewide associate director for California's Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement Schools Program. Her educational background includes a BA in communication studies from Northwestern State University, an MA in educational and counseling psychology from the University of the Pacific, and an MA in theology (in progress) at the University of Notre Dame.

Cornell Debate Society on campus this weekend

The Cornell Debate Society will host the 2005 North American Debate Championships at Cornell January 28-30. During those days, there will be a lot of activity and people around the Engineering Quad since many college classrooms will be used for this event. Please contact the Engineering Registrar's Office at 255-7140 if you have any questions.

MSE hosts Manivanna, Diehl

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering seminars are held 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.

27 Jan: Dr. Venkatesan Manivannan, GE Global Research Center, "Novel Energy Technology Materials-Design and Synthetic Strategies"

3 Feb: Dr. Michael R. Diehl, Caltech, Title TBA

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