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Grants, Awards, and Publications

Santa Clara University received an award for Civic Engagement from The Washington Center at their Academic Affairs luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4.

Mark Aschheim (Civil Engineering) had a paper accepted for publication: Aschheim, M., Gil-Martín, L. M., and Hernández-Montes, E. “Proportioning of Reinforced Concrete Column Sections,” Engineering Structures.

Ruth Cook (Education) has received $195,994 fromt he U.S. Department of Education to support "Preparing Special Educators to be Leaders in the Imploementation of Effective Techniques for Supporting Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders."

John Farnsworth (English and Environmental Studies Institute) had a chapter entitled “When University Presidents Become Tree-Huggers: A Report from the Field” published in The Climate Neutral Campus Report, which was sent out to every University president and provost in the country.

Nam Ling (Computer Engineering) was renewed as a guest professor (for three years) for Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China, at a special ceremony held on their campus in Shanghai, China, on Sept. 8.  He also met and discussed with their Vice President Wenjun Zhang as well as their faculty and students to further the collaboration under the MOU between SCU and SJTU.  He delivered a seminar, "The Next Generation of Video Compression," on the same day to SJTU faculty and students.

Ed Maurer (Civil Engineering) has a new publication: Maurere, E.P., L.D. Brekke, and T. Pruitt, 2010, "Contrasting lumped and distributed hydrology models for estimating climate change impacts on California watersheds." Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA).

Godfrey Mungal (Engineering) was a panelist at the Stanford University Future Faculty Leadership Seminar to 200 graduate students and Post-Docs on the life of a faculty member at a Jesuit University.

Tokunbo Ogunfunmi (Electrical Engineering) was an invited member on a proposal technical review panel for the Directorate of Engineering, National Science Foundation.

Sarah Kate Wilson (Electrical Engineering), Kodzovi Acolatse, and Yeheskel Bar-Ness had a paper accepted for publication, "Novel Techniques Single Carrier Frequency Domain Equalization for Optical Wireless Communications," in the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Special Issue on Advances in Single Carrier Block Modulation with Frequency Domain Processing.

Toshishige Yamada (Center for Nanostructures) has been invited to serve on the symposium committee for the 39th Electronic Materials Symposium (EMS). The EMS is an annual inter-disciplinary conference that presenta a broad spectrum of expert views on problems at the intersection of electronic materials and devices.  It will be held at Techmart Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara in April.

Yuling Yan (Bioengineering) was invited to speak at an International Forum held in Suzhou, China in July.  The topic of the forum focused on "Nano-Biology and Nano-Medicine for Health and Environment."  She was also invited to visit Maebashi Institute of Technology in Gunma, Japan last summer. She gave a research seminar to the faculty and students in the Department of Systems Biological Engineering and initiated a collaborative research project with a faculty member there to develop robot devices for power assistance in the nursing and health care areas. Finally, Yan and her post-doctoral fellow Gan Du presented their research work entitled "An improved optical lock-in detection method for contrast-enhanced imaging in living cells" at the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Technology, held in Chengdu, China in June.

More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi.

More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi.


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