Katerina Bezrukova (Psychology) co-wrote a paper titled, "A Question of balance? Women, men and high performance organizations," which was published in the March issue of the French review of social sciences “Travail, Genre et Société.”
Phyllis Brown (English), Carol Gittens (Education), and Diane Jonte-Pace (Religious Studies and Office of the Provost) presented a talk "Assessing Integrated Learning Outcomes Over Time in the Core Curriculum," at the WASC Annual Resource Conference in April 22 in Long Beach, Calif.
Unyoung (Ashley) Kim (Bioengineering) and her student, Sarah Ghanbari, have been selected to receive a Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar Award ($6,978) to support the "Rapid Detection of Multiple Pathogens Using Electrochemical DNA sensor."
Faculty and students in the Robotics Lab have had three papers accepted to the ASME ISPS AIAA Conference, which will be hosted at SCU in June. The papers include: Mas and Kitts, “Cluster Space Object Manipulation;” Li, Mahacek and Kitts, “Cluster Space Stereo-Based Object Position Estimation;” and Adamek, Howard, Li, Mahacek, and Kitts, “An Algae Monitoring Sensor Network.”
Ed Maurer (Civil Engineering) helped lead the Symposium on Climate Change Effects on Central California's Environment, held at California State University Monterey Bay in April. The event was sponsored by SCUMB, NASA Ames, and the U.S. Forest Service as a workshop for natural resource managers who are faced with adapting management strategies in response to evolving climate change.
Tim Myers (English) recently sold a new children's book to Sterling—Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe will be out in Fall of 2011. He also wrote a poem titled "Myself as Tree: A Prayer," which won one of three Honorable Mentions in the Merton Institute Poetry of the Sacred Contest (there were 1200 submissions from 35 countries). The poem is on their site and will appear in The Merton Seasonal. Myers also placed a story and an article with The Acorn, a Bay Area publication of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators—an article in the SCBWI National Bulletin—a short story with Perigee—and a poem with Main Street Rag. Recently, Myers was also one of three panelists for "Finding the Right Reading Niche for Your Child" at Santa Rita Elementary School in Los Altos, and a poet/participant in a reading at Moe's Books in Berkeley for Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease, an anthology edited by Holly Hughes, with an introduction by Tess Gallagher. Myers also did two workshops at the Pleasanton Poetry, Prose and Arts Festival: "Seeing into Poetry: Finding the Strengths in Your Work and Building on Them" and "Transrealist Fiction: Writing SF, Fantasy, Folktales, Magic Realism."
Sergio Zarantonello (Applied Mathematics) was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Department of Energy for the research project "Verification of CO2 Storage in Coal Beds." The injection and storage of captured CO2 in geologic structures has been suggested as a strategy to reduce industrial emissions into the atmosphere. The awarded research project entails the creation of superesolved time-lapsed seismic images to verify and monitor CO2 sequestration in unminable coal beds.
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