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February 2016 Five10 Report

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SCU eNews Winter 2016

It's February and we're celebrating Black History Month and National Engineers Week! Check out this interview with the School of Engineering's first black professor, Tokunbo Ogunfunmi; learn how a team of entrepreneurial alums are putting their engineering to work; read what one professor is doing to feed the STEM pipeline; and more:

Alumni News

  • William Holt '79 M.S.

    Congratulations to Bill Holt '79 MSEE, recipient of the 2015 Robert N. Noyce Award for Longstanding Accomplishments on Behalf of Industry. Bill has "helped keep the semiconductor industry at the forefront of innovation."

  • Tom Mollard '50

    Tom Mollard '50 passed away January 21. As part of the indomitable Class of '50 engineers who have met annually without fail since their graduation, Tom will be especially missed. A Mass was celebrated last week.

  • Matt Oscamou '01

    Matt Oscamou '01 (civil engineering) Founder and President of Frontier Snacks, Inc., will be the featured speaker at the Leavey School of Business Winter CIE Entrepreneur Forum, Monday, Feb. 1, 8 pm, Lucas 107. All are welcome.

  • Alexandria Shearer '13

    Alexandria Shearer '13 received an NSF Fellowship to support her Ph.D. studies at UC San Diego. Soon she’ll take her research from the lab to the jungle, working with archeologists to help them better understand Mayan society. Read more.

  • Alumni, what drew you to engineering?

    As part of our eWeek (Feb. 21-27) celebration we will be sharing through social media our community members' answers to this question: What drew you to engineering? We would love to hear from you. Answer the question here.

School News

  • Engineering Management and Leadership

    Our master’s program is ranked  #37 in Eduniversal’s Top 200 Best Global Ranking, based on employer recruitment, graduates’ starting salary, and student satisfaction! Congrats to chair Frank Barone and all of our outstanding EMGT adjunct faculty!

  • New Website!

    The School of Engineering and the entire university has a brand new website. Take a spin around the SoE site and if you have questions or comments, email our Director of Digital Media Technologies, Nicole Morales.

  • Frugal Innovation Hub

    The FIH hosted Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India to share student and faculty work in humanitarian technology and to explore initiatives of importance to citizens of India. Read more.

Faculty News

  • Nam Ling

    Nam Ling (computer engineering) received the APSIPA (Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association) Distinguished Lecturer Award at the APSIPA Conference Banquet in Hong Kong Dec. 18.

  • Mark Weiner

    Mark Weiner (engineering and business school adjunct lecturer), co-leads Santa Clara-based start-up Versa Networks, selected as the top vendor in Computer Reseller News' (CRN) Top 10 list and as a Top 10 Innovation Sandbox finalist at RSA 2016!  

  • Sarah Kate Wilson

    Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering) has received $11,609 in additional subaward funding from Memorial University of Newfoundland (funds originated from Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)  for her "OmOptics - Signal Processing for Optical OFDM" project.

  • Sally Wood

    Sally Wood (electrical engineering) will continue serving on the editorial board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, which is the most highly cited general-interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science.

  • Cary Yang

    Cary Yang (electrical engineering) has been granted Life Fellow status by IEEE. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 1999, served as IEEE Electron Devices Society President in 2000 and 2001, and was on the IEEE Board of Directors in 2002 and 2003.