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Volume 7, Issue 3
September 8, 2004

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Reminder: Oct 7 deadline for Lemelson-MIT nominations

The Lemelson-MIT Program invites leaders from industry, research, academia and government to nominate candidates for the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. The world's largest single cash prize for invention, the Lemelson-MIT Prize recognizes individuals whose ingenuity and innovation have made our society stronger, safer and healthier. Candidates for this award are identified by nomination only. Eligible candidates are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who hold at least two patents.

Nominations are also sought for the Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding individuals whose pioneering spirit and demonstrated inventiveness throughout their careers have improved our society and inspired others. Once honorary, the award now includes a $100,000 prize. Candidates for this award are living role models in the fields of science, engineering, medicine and technology.

For nomination information, please visit the program web site,

Humphreys wins AIAA award

Todd E. Humphreys, a 2nd year Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering, has received the 2004 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Graduate Award. This competitive international award is given annually to an exceptional graduate student whose chosen research shows promise to impact one or more of the areas of guidance, navigation, and control. It consists of a $5000 cash award plus travel expenses to attend the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control conference. Humphreys was formally recognized at the conference's awards luncheon on Aug. 17 in Providence, RI.

Luo, Espinosa scheduled for MSE seminars

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.

Sep 9: Asst. Prof. Dan Luo, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, "DNA as a generic instead of genetic material: towards nucleic acid engineering" (will begin at 4:35 p.m.)

Sep 16: Prof. Horacio Espinosa, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, " On the Mechanics of Size Scale Plasticity and Fracture Relevant to the Design of Micro and Nanodevices "

Resources for Cornell entrepreneurs

Meet with 20 Cornell affiliated organizations that provide an array of educational and practical resources for students, faculty, staff, and alumni interested in entrepreneurship or commercialization. Learn about entrepreneurship classes, technology transfer, legal services and more -- all in the same room at the same time! Free admission and refreshments! Register for the chance to win an iPod or one of 20 subscriptions to Entrepreneur Magazine!

2nd annual Cornell Entrepreneur Resource Expo Tuesday, Sep 21 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall

For details:

Celebration of nanotechnology

Come celebrate the dedication of Duffield Hall at a dessert reception at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, in the Duffield Hall atrium. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the donors, other alumni leaders, and President Lehman in the official opening of Duffield Hall. The reception is free, but tickets are required. Pick up your tickets by Wednesday, September 22, at the following locations:

* Research, Graduate Studies, and Professional Education (ORGSPE), Dawn Warren, 222 Carpenter Hall * Dean's office front desk, Carpenter Hall * Office of Undergraduate Programs, Cindy Pakkala, 167 Olin Hall

The dedication is the highlight of several days of events, celebrating the founding of CNF, and the opening of Duffield Hall. To view the entire program, go to

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