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Volume 9, Issue 2
August 23, 2006


In this issue:


Reminder: Orientation events today

We invite all of faculty and staff in the college to join us in welcoming and meeting our new engineering students and their families. We encourage you to attend the following college events:

Wednesday, Aug 23
Barbecue for new graduate students with college faculty and staff
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Duffield Lacroute Plaza
(outdoor terrace between Duffield and Upson)

Wednesday, Aug 23
Ice Cream Social for new undergraduate students with college faculty and staff
2-3:30 p.m., Duffield atrium

Please join us for these events!

Fran Shumway, Engineering Advising
Jeff Newman, Engineering Research and Graduate Studies


Recent awards and honors in the Engineering community

David Herman '07 MSE has recently been awarded the 2007 Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Presidential Scholarship. He received this award based on the relevance of his research, leadership qualities and academic achievements. Herman, who works in Assoc. Prof. George Malliaras's lab on organic photovoltaics, will receive the award at the annual TMS conference in Orlando in February.

Herman and classmate, Rahul Malik '07 MSE were also recently named recipients of scholarships awarded by the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. Malik spent the summer working on silicon based solar cells at the Palo Alto Research Center and plans to continue his work on directed motion and cargo transport through propagation of polymer-gel volume phase transitions with Prof. Uli Wiesner's group this coming year.


Use of online travel system now mandatory

Effective August 1, use of the online travel system for processing travel reimbursements is now mandatory for qualified travelers with a valid Cornell net ID; the Division of Financial Affairs will no longer accept paper vouchers.

For more information, read the latest issue of The Bottom Line, the Division of Financial Affair's newsletter:
http://www.policy.cornell.edu/CM_Images/Uploads/POL/tbl8_06.htm


Staffing updates

Sarah Toth joined the staff in Engineering Co-op & Career Services as co-op assistant on August 21. Toth recently completed her bachelor's degree in Sociology and Music at Greenville College in Illinois. As an undergraduate, she was a library reference assistant and spent a summer working at the Smithsonian Institute. Sarah has traveled throughout Europe and resided in Hungary for a few years.

Rielly Andrews joined the staff in Materials Science and Engineering on July 12 as the assistant to the director. She previously worked at the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County after relocating from Germany where she spent several years as an interpreter for the German Delegation to the European Commission.


NSDL offers tool bar search box

NSDL-on-a-Toolbar is a convenient way to maintain access to the National Science Digital Library while browsing the Internet with Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The toolbar puts an NSDL search box into your browser making it easier than ever to find high quality online educational resources. Search for individual NSDL resources or browse entire collections with ease. NSDL audience and subject specific Pathways web sites are also accessible through the toolbar.

In addition, if you find something on the web that you would like to learn more about while using the toolbar, highlight a key word in the text, right click on your mouse, and select 'Search on NSDL.org' to have NSDL resources returned about your topic.

Try it for yourself and share the free NSDL Toolbar with other learning communities:
http://nsdl.org/toolbar/


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.