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The Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Awards Programs began back in 1938 with the first contest for the best technical papers on the application of arc welding to design and production. Today, the college and school shop award programs have continued in the United States with an invitation to global participants as well. Several 2004 Engineering graduates won awards from the Foundation based on their senior design work last year. In addition, SCU won the School Award for outstanding performance by this year’s submitted projects.
These projects received the Silver Awards: “Haptic Integration of an IBM Robotic Manipulator” (Adrian Cuadra, Colson Criffith, Scott Gunther, Krista Hirasuna, Matt Kalkbrenner, Carol Reiley) and “OBSIDIAN: Design of a Microsatellite” (Vanessa Cuenca, Christina Jimenez, Jennifer Lundquist, Sara Nazemian).
The highly competitive National Nanofabrication Infrastructure Network (NNIN) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Research Program has selected Minh Dao, electrical engineering junior, to work as a research intern at Stanford University’s Stanford Nanofabrication Facility this summer. Out of 505 applications, 81 were awarded summer internships at the member NNIN institutions. Minh was one of the twelve chosen to work at Stanford. His summer project is titled “Microfabrication for Nanotube and Nanowire Electronics.” For additional information about the NNIN REU program, please visit: www.nnin.org/nnin_2005reu.html.