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Volume 8, Issue 20
May 17, 2006


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Recent awards and honors in the Engineering community

Prof. Christine Shoemaker, CEE, has been elected an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She was recognized for "her pioneering research on modeling and algorithms, identification of cost-effective, robust solutions for environmental engineering problems, and her professional and educational leadership."

Prof. Mark Psiaki and grad student Shan Mohiuddin, both of MAE, were recently notified that their technical paper titled "Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of GPS Carrier Phase for Spacecraft Navigation" has been named the AIAA Best Paper from the 2005 Guidance Navigation and Control Conference by the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Technical Committee. They will be recognized at an awards luncheon in August held in conjunction with the 2006 conference in Keystone, Colorado.

David J. Herman and Rahul Malik, both juniors in MSE, are among 123 scholarship winners recently announced by the national office of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. Each winner receives a cash award of $2,000 for his or her senior year of engineering study. The scholarships are awarded based on "high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession."


FSAE racing team heads to competition

Cornell's Formula SAE Racing Team begins competition this week at the annual Formula SAE event, held May 17-20, located this year at the Ford Proving Grounds in Romeo, Michigan. The team has won the international championship 9 times overall, and this year they hope to be the first team ever to win three years in a row. Faculty advisers are Prof. Al George, MAE, and Assoc. Prof. Brad Anton, CBE.


Wellness celebrates Health and Fitness Day today

Join the Cornell Wellness Program staff today, May 17, for an event filled with fun and prizes to celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Day. Arrive anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Toboggan Lodge (on Forest Home Drive across from Martha Van Rensselaer Hall) to take part in a "Lucky Numbers Walk." Walk around Beebe Lake, pick up five numbers, and see if you win a prize. Great prizes will be provided by Fontanas, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, The Cornell Store, the Cornell Dairy Bar, the Cornell Plantations, and more. This event is open to the Cornell community. Call Kerry at 254-2985 for more information.


EH&S training classes listed online

Cornell's Environmental Health & Safety office promotes a safe and healthy campus environment by coordinating the provision of programs and services to reduce safety, health, and environmental risks. They offer assistance with information and training in a number of areas in both classroom and web-based sessions--and it's not just for employees who work in laboratories or with chemicals. There is also training available, for example, on general office safety and computer workstation ergonomics for administrative and office professionals.

For information on upcoming EH&S training classes, please see the training page on the EH&S web site:
http://www.ehs.cornell.edu/training.htm


Sopp joins CFR staff

Kristie Sopp has joined Corporate and Foundation Relations in the College of Engineering as corporate assistant. She brings a strong background in both external relations and engineering. Since July 2004, she has worked with the Alumni Affairs and Development special gifts team located in Carpenter Hall, where she supported two individual giving officers and one individual giving assistant. Her experience in working with engineering alumni will be especially helpful to the college's corporate and foundation relations effort.

Prior to joining AA&D full time, Sopp held a temporary assignment on the People Soft MARS Team for three months. She also served as deputy commissioner in the Tompkins County Board of Elections Office for five years before joining Cornell.


Holidays and summer hours listed for Mattin's

Summer hours, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be in effect for Mattin's Cafe in the Duffield Hall atrium beginning May 19 and continuing through August 23.

Additionally, the cafe will be closed on Memorial Day, May 29, and Independence Day, July 4.


Information Update summer schedule

This is the last regular biweekly issue of Info Update for this academic year. The newsletter is published once a month over the summer (June 14, July 12) and will resume a biweekly publishing schedule in mid-August.


Submitting announcements to Information Update

Please send your news notes to engr_info_update@cornell.edu. Announcements will be published no more than twice and should be limited to about a hundred words or less. The next issue of Information Update, published biweekly during the academic year and monthly in the summer, will be July 10, 2013. The deadline for submissions to this next issue is Friday, July 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. Information received after the deadline will be published in a future issue if appropriate.