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  • Stephen Chiappari, Assistant Professor and Chair of Applied Mathematics, has been appointed to serve a five-year term as newsletter editor for the Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

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  • Ruth Davis, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Computer Engineering, was appointed to new endowed chair of engineering. She received the Robert W. Peters Professorship, which was established by a gift from Carol and Bob Peters (BSEE ‘61). “The professorship is designated for a person who has distinguished herself of himself in an academic discipline and exemplifies the highest ideals and values of Jesuit education,” SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J. said, adding that Davis was chosen “in recognition of her professionalism as a computer engineer, her scholarship in the area of software verification and logic programming, her dedication to engineering education , and her commitment to minorities and women in engineering.” Dean Daniel Pitt praised Davis for her 25 years of service to Santa Clara. “She dedicates herself to applying engineering to the betterment of the less fortunate and to enabling the under-served to enter the profession and succeed in it,” Pitt said.

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  • Cary Yang, Associate Dean and Professor of Electrical Engineering, was awarded the IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education with the following citation: "for extensive and innovative contributions to the continuing education of working professionals in the field of micro/nanoelectronics."

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    In addition, Dr. Yang has been selected by United States Congressman Mike Honda and California State Controller Steve Westly to serve as a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology (BRTFN).

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  • According to the American Society of Engineering Education’s report in Profiles of Engineering and Engineering Technology Colleges, 2003 Edition, SCU was ranked #1 in the nation, with 38.2%, for the percentage of women tenured/tenure-track teaching faculty members by school.

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