Mark Aschheim (Civil Engineering) has received a $35,428 UC Davis subcontract from the National Science Foundation. This subcontract is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Funding will support "NEESR-CR: Design of Soil and Structure Compatible Yielding to Improve System Performance."
Nam Ling and Ph.D. student Guichun Li (Computer Engineering) with researchers from Huawei Technologies, filed a regular U.S. Patent (from an earlier Provisional U.S. Patent), "Predictive Adaptive Scan Ordering for Video Coding" (application no. 12/905,872, filed October 15, 2010).
Godfrey Mungal (Engineering) co-authored a paper titled “Plasma assisted flame ignition of supersonic flows over a flat wall,” which published in Combustion and Flame.
Brett Solomon (Liberal Studies) has received a $38,755 UCLA subcontract from the National Institute of Health. Funding will support "Psychosocial Benefits of Ethnic Diversity in Urban Middle School.
The Western Region Robotics Forum (WRRF) recognized Santa Clara University Engineering Department & Robotics Laboratory at this year's CalGames with the Director's Award, in recognition of their long term support of their robotics program. Chris Kitts (Mechanical Engineering) serves on the WRRF board, and Patti Rimland (Undergraduate Programs) has been instrumental in logistical support for WRRF activities on campus, which include several robotics tutorials each year for local high school teachers and students.
Sally Wood (Electrical Engineering) co-wrote an article titled “The role of NSF’s Department Level Reform program in engineering education practice and research,” which was accepted for publication in Advances in Engineering Education.
More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi.