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Volume 9, Issue 11
January 10, 2007

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ORIE name change approved

All steps for changing the name of the School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering to the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering have been completed, and Cornell Provost Carolyn Martin has approved the change. The new name is effectively immediately.

Recent awards and honors in the Engineering community

Prof. Frank Moon, MAE, has been selected for the Lyapunov Award by the Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics committee and the Design Engineering Division of the ASME for his contributions to nonlinear dynamics throughout his career.

Prof. Steve Strogatz (TAM), director of the Center for Applied Mathematics, is the 2007 recipient of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award. The award recognizes "a person from within the mathematical sciences community who made a consistent effort to reach out to a wider audience."

MSE graduate student Scott Warren was awarded a Materials Research Society Silver Award for excellence in research and for participation in the fall MRS meeting held in Boston in November. Warren has developed several types of metal nanoparticles and self-assembly techniques that enhance the development of a new class of fuel cell electrodes. He works with Professors Uli Wiesner and Frank DiSalvo in the Cornell Fuel Cell Institute.

CBE senior Denine King, was an award winner at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Anaheim, Calif., in November. During the four-day conference, over 1,100 students participated in poster and oral presentations; those receiving the highest socres in each scientific discipline and educational level were given awards during the final banquet. King was recognized for her poster explaining how a bioactive lipid known as S1P contributes to the development of breast cancer

Faculty committees list available online

The list of College of Engineering faculty committees is available on the college intranet (see below). Select College of Engineering Committees to view a PDF file.

Staffing Updates

Eric Banford has accepted the position of web programmer in the dean's office, working with Paul Davis. In this roll he will be providing development and support for the public website, the intranet, and reporting tools. Previously, Banford worked at the Lab of Ornithology where he was the programmer for several content management systems and data capture and reporting efforts. He initially worked at Cornell on the Y2K bug and more recently worked as a web developer at a local firm, Sunnywood Design Cooperative.

CCMR announces fourth Microscopy Image Contest

The Cornell Center for Materials Research announces its fourth Microscopy Image Contest. The submission dates are January 15 to January 29.

The contest is open to any user of the CCMR facilities, and any image taken on an electron, optical, or scanning probe microscope within CCMR is eligible. Faculty approval is required since all submissions will be posted on the center's website and/or used in brochures. The submitted image will be judged primarily upon its scientific merit; however, artistry in the image will be a secondary consideration.

College events to be listed online

Plans are underway for a new university web-based calendar, but until that becomes available, the College of Engineering will host a list of college events on the engineering web site. For inclusion in the college calendar, please send your event information to Cindy Grey ( Listings should include:

Name of Event
Contact Person

The calendar will be updated weekly on Monday, listing events two weeks out. If you have events to be included, please be sure to submit by Monday morning at 9:00 am.

Submitting announcements to Information Update

Please send your news notes to 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.