Mohammad Ayoubi (mechanical engineering) and graduate student Farhad Goodarzi presented the following paper this week: Ayoubi, M. A., Goodarzi, F. A., and Banerjee, A., “Attitude Motion of a Spinning Spacecraft With Fuel Sloshing and Nutation Damping,” AAS 11-109, 21st AAS/ AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 13-17, 2011.
Elizabeth Dahloff (Biology) has received an additional $7,500 from the National Science Foundation to support "Collaborative Research: RUI: Ecological and Evolutionary Responses to Environmental Change in Sierra Nevada Populations of a Montane Willow Beetle". This amendment is supplemental support for Year 2 of an anticipated five year grant totaling $347,322.00
Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) and Ruth Davis (computer engineering) have received $1,142,000 from the Kern Family Foundation to support "An Undergraduate Education Program in Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship." This grant is for a period of three years and the proposed initiatives are organized into several complementary categories that will improve the entrepreneurial mindset within our campus, our community, and the KEEN (The Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network) network. Kitts also had an article on the SCU marine robotics program published in The Journal of Marine Education: C. Kitts, W. Kirkwood, and G. Wheat. "An Interdisciplinary, Marine Robotics Research and Education Program." Current: The Journal of Marine Education, v 26, n 3, Dec 2010, pp. 7-10 .
Ed Maurer (civil engineering) was selected as a 2011 Google Science Communication Fellow. This is an initiative by Google.org, their philanthropic branch, to foster a more open, transparent and accessible scientific dialogue. This year's 21 fellows were selected from a pool of candidates nominated by leaders in climate change research and science-based institutions across the U.S.
Kim Parnell (mechanical engineering) has been elected Chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Section. The SCV Section has more than 12,000 members and is the largest IEEE Section in the world with 29 Chapters, Societies, and Affinity Groups serving a wide range of interests.
Yuling Yan (Bioengineering) has received an additional $53,505 from UC Berkeley to support "High-Contrast Imaging of Single Molecules in Live Cells". This amendment funds Year 3 of an anticipated four year grant totaling $220,842.00. Additionally, Yan and her co-authors presented their work entitled “Spatio-temporal Processing of Massive Glottic Images from High-speed Videoendoscopy" at the SPIE Photonics West, which was held at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, January 22-27. Finally, Yan and her co-authors have a paper entitled “Vocal fold Vibratory Characteristics in Normal Female Speakers from High-speed Digital Imaging" accepted for publication in Journal of Voice.