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March 2018 Five10 Report

Student News

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Isabela Figueira '18 (computer science and engineering) was selected by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Pacific Southwest Region as the recipient of the 2018 ASEE PSW Student Award. Isabela will receive her award (and a $250 honorarium) at the award banquet held during the ASEE Zone IV Conference, Mar. 25-27 at the University of Colorado.
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Tatum Prosswimmer '18 (bioengineering) was accepted to the Molecular Engineering Ph.D. program at the University of Washington. In addition to a full scholarship, Tatum has also been selected on the short list for the prestigious College of Engineering Dean's Fellowship for 4 years.
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20 civil and mechanical engineering students represented SCU in the ASC regional Student Construction Competition, Feb. 7-10. The mixed-use building team, comprised of civil engineering students Alex Golitz '18David Aguilar Rodriguez '18Jeff Stein '18Monique Hansen '19, and Nick Fazio '20 and David Harris '18 (mechanical engineering) won 2nd place. Devin Schmidt '21 (civil engineering) and his team won 1st place in the alternate problem category.

Faculty News

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Silvia Figueira (Frugal Innovation Hub, computer engineering) was appointed Vice Chair of the IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT), Santa Clara Valley Section.
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Christopher Kitts (mechanical engineering) gave a presentation, "Exploring the Limits of Authenticity in Entrepreneurial Engineering Education," at the International Conference on Problem Based Learning (PBL2018), Feb. 16-19. This conference challenged participants to reflect on problem-based learning and many other active learning methodologies.
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Nam Ling and Yuhong Liu (both computer engineering) will serve on the organizing committee for the 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing (U-MEDIA 2018) as General Co-Chair and Program Co-Chair, respectively. The conference will be held in Nanjing, China, August 22-25.
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Ed Maurer's (civil engineering) talk on "Climate Change, Water, and the Common Good" is live on the Ignatian Center's INTEGRAL podcast website. Research consistently shows that impoverished countries will suffer the worst impacts and be least able to adapt to a changed climate. This podcast looks at the impact of global climate change and explores partnerships for local adaptation. Listen here.
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Sarah Kate Wilson (electrical engineering) and Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University, were featured in the March 2018 issue of the IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter, discussing their experiences working in STEM. See Katie's interview starting on page 16.

Alumni News

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Mechanical engineering alums Sam Bertram '16, MS '18 and Shawn Lange '06 will be panelists in "Q+A with Bronco Entrepreneurs and Innovators," Apr. 24. This event, co-sponsored by IEEE, University Library, School of Business, and School of Engineering, will discuss the best way to develop and launch a company. Learn more and RSVP here.
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Todd M. Goolkasian '85 and Maureen (Orlando) Goolkasian '85 (civil engineering), founders of structural engineering firm Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group, were published in the national Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers for a project they completed in Healdsburg, CA. See the article here.

School News

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Engineering Newsletter Online Now: The winter edition of Engineering News is available online now. Check it out here.
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BioInnovation and Design Lab received $10,000, the first of five installments of a gift totalling $180,000, from Vernon and Annie Norviel. Vernon Norviel is an alumnus of SCU School of Engineering (M.S. '92 electrical engineering). The gift will support student efforts on projects in partnership with industry to create new biomedical solutions that transform domestic and global health.
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Frugal Innovation Hub: Student work with mobile apps for homeless people and the Hack for Humanity were mentioned in the December 2017 issue of ASEE Prism. The article is about how engineering can help America's homeless. See the article here.
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Hack for Humanity: 20 student teams worked for 24 hours to develop information and communication technology solutions for emergencies and disaster relief at the 5th annual Hack for Humanity. Congratulations to the winner, Vigil, a service that uses police direct-messaging, location sharing, and more to make the prevention of gun violence more organized and effective.
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Innovation Challenge: Congratulations to Grant Mischler '18, Dante Dalla Gasperina '18, Ciara Murchy '19, Connor Tisch '19, Brandon Craig '19, Robert Percell '21, and Jesus Hernandez '20 for winning the Nike Entrepreneurial Mindset Challenge! The winning team's entry incorporated competition into the workout by keeping track of a leaderboard of exercises performed at different locations.
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2018 SoE Research Showcase: This year's Showcase featured more than 30 poster presentations from students throughout the School of Engineering. Based on the feedback of our esteemed panel of faculty judges, top posters were selected from the undergraduate, MS and PhD judging categories. Find a list of all the posters here.

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University Innovation Fellows: Congratulations to Mariah Manzano '20 (web design and engineering), Taylor Mau '18 (electrical engineering, computer engineering), Michael Mehta '19 (mechanical engineering), and Connor Tisch '19 (mechanical engineering), who completed training to join the University Innovation Fellows (UIF), a global program empowering student leaders to become agents of change.
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All in for SCU: Thank you to all friends of the School of Engineering for making our Day of Giving a tremendous success!