Volume 9, Issue 4
September 20, 2006
In this issue:
- Recent awards and honors in the Engineering community
- Reception honors Engineering Library acting director
- Grant supports women in science and engineering
- Alumnus also selected for Frontiers
- Co-op awards announced
- Guest speakers and seminars
- Mattin's Cafe to close early Sep 21
- How to Lose 5 to 10 Pounds
Recent awards and honors in the Engineering community
PhD student Madhusudhan Venkadesan, MAE, has won the 2006 Journal of Biomechanics Award at the 2006 American Society of Biomechanics annual meeting. Sponsored by Elsevier Science Ltd., the award recognizes substantive and conceptually novel mechanics approaches explaining how biological systems function. The winning paper is "Dynamic Multisensory Integration at the Boundary of Instability is Explained by a Simple Data-Based Model," co-authored with Prof. John Guckenheimer, Math, and Assoc. Prof. Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas, MAE.
Reception honors Engineering Library acting director
The College of Engineering and the Associated Science and Technology Libraries cordially invite you to a reception honoring Zsuzsa Koltay for her contributions as acting director of the Engineering Library while director John Saylor was on leave. Saylor's leave will end on September 30, and he will re-assume the directorship of the Engineering Library.
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2-4 p.m.
Remarks at 2:30 p.m.
Grant supports women in science and engineering
The National Science Foundation has awarded Cornell $3.3 million over five years to increase the recruitment, retention, and promotion into leadership positions of women in engineering and the sciences. The award will create a new office called the CU-Advance Center, which will be a permanent part of the Provost's Office. The CU-Advance Center will pursue four initiatives: the Climate Initiative, the Recruiting Initiative, the Women's Power Tools Initiative, and the Monitoring and Evaluation Initiative. Assoc. Prof. Sheila Hemami, ECE, will serve as programming director of the CU-Advance Center. Hemami and Assoc. Prof. Marjolein van der Meulen (MAE), along with Shelley J. Correl (Sociology), spearheaded this initiative and wrote the proposal to NSF.
Alumnus also selected for Frontiers
We announced in August that Asst. Prof. Matt DeLisa, CBE, and Assoc. Prof. Rajit Manohar, ECE, had been selected by the National Academy of Engineering to participate in the 12th annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium at the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, Mich., Sept. 21-23. We have since learned that Cornell Engineering alumnus Colin Whelan, M.Eng. '97 EP, a Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems engineer, will also participate in the Frontiers symposium.
Co-op awards announced
The following awards were announced at the Co-op Senior Welcome Back Reception in August. Co-op students were nominated by supervisors based on initiative, innovation, leadership, and professionalism. Students also nominated supervisors and mentors.
Supervisor of the Year: Ken Willgoose, GE Aircraft Engines
Student of the Year: Daniel Choi, MAE, Hospital for Special Surgery
Students with Distinquished Honor:
Whitney Cooper, MAE, GE Aircraft Engines
Ted Hammond, MAE, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Christopher Yeung, ECE, Blackrock
Exemplary Student Ambassadors:
Alex Blair, MAE, Sandia National Laboratories
Daniel Carroll, CS, RiskMetrics Group Inc.
Joseph Chang, ORIE, Johnson & Johnson
Christina Chu, CEE, Vollmer Associates
David B. Collins, CS, Goodrich Corporation
Andrew Heier, ORIE, UPS
Corrina Nakamoto, CBE, Kraft Foods
Wanchee Pei, CEE, KeySpan Energy
Timothy Psiaki, CS, RiskMetrics Group Inc.
Szymon Rozga, CS, Amazon
Adrian Wong, ECE, Sandia National Laboratories
Clara Yuan, ORIE, Wetland Studies and Solutions Inc.
Guest speakers and seminars
Computer Science Colloquium
Thursdays, 4:15 p.m., B17 Upson
Hector Garcia-Molina, Stanford University: "Generic Entity Resolution" (Salton Series Lecture)
Steve Gribble, University of Washington: "Web-borne Malware: Measurement and Mitigation"
Enterprise Engineering Seminar Series
Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m., 101 Phillips Hall (Refreshments at 4:15 p.m.)
Peter Velez, global security & emergency response manager, Shell International Exploration & Production Inc.: "Hurricane Emergency Response for Oil & Gas Activities"
David Heller '81 ME, president and CEO, Heller Industries: "Implementing Lean Manufacturing Methods in the Machine Tool Industry"
Environmental and Water Resources Seminar (CEE 601)
Thursdays, 366 Hollister, 4:30 p.m.
Barbara Lollar, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Toronto: "Use of fractionation of stable isotopes to assess rates and mechanisms of bioremediation in subsurface environments"
Kenneth Reckhow, Environmental Sciences and Policy, Duke University: "Bayesian approaches for adaptive TMDLs for Watersheds"
Financial Engineering Seminar
Fridays, 12:15 p.m., location as indicated,
Michael Tehranchi, University of Cambridge: "No-Arbitrage Bounds on Implied Volatility," 253 Rhodes Hall
Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. in B17 or 111 Upson (Refreshments in Upson Lounge at 4:15 p.m.)
Professor Dan Kammen, University of California, Berkeley: "The Revolution in Renewable Energy: Is It Enough?" (Lindseth Lecture)
Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m., 406 Malott Hall
(Refreshments afterwards in 301 Malott)
Whitney Newey, MIT: "GMM Estimation with Many Weak Moment Conditions" (joint w/Frank Windmeijer)
Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m., 205 Thurston Hall
(Refreshments at 4:15 in 206 Thurston)
Sunny Jung, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University: "Nematode Swimming Strategies in Various Environments "
Ming Zheng, Dupont Company: "The Carbon Nanotube Sorting Problem: A Possible Solution and Its Physical Mechanism"
Mattin's Cafe to close early Sep 21
Mattin's Cafe in the Duffield Hall atrium will close early, at 5 p.m., on Thursday, September 21; the atrium will be in use at that time for the Cornell NanoScale Facility annual meeting and dinner.
How to Lose 5 to 10 Pounds
Join Beth McKinney, RD and director of the CU Wellness Program, for a four-week series to learn tools and techniques for shedding those extra five to ten pounds. This series will focus on good nutrition, safely creating a calorie deficit, and the pros and cons of popular diet regimes.
Tuesday, October 3, 10, 17, and 24
12:00 - 1:00
McManus Lounge, Hollister Hall
Free and open to the Cornell Community
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