CECS Newsletter, Volume 4, No. 1, Spring 2017
Greetings from the College of Engineering and Computer Science!
While the colorful foliage on campus of last Fall gave way to lights of holidays and the welcoming activities of a new year, our students have continued to learn, discover, and reflect, as they completed yet another semester, or their first semester for freshmen, took a short break, and returned to the college in January re-energized. Over the past three months, the college has forged ahead with new initiatives in the areas of academic programs, applied research, and community engagement, while celebrating the accomplishments of students, staff, and faculty.
In this issue of eNews, you will find an article about Dr. James Newman who was recently inducted as an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, meet a young faculty member from the Engineering Management and Technology Department and a senior in Mechanical Engineering, learn about a new $1.6M research and education grant from NSF (National Science Foundation) to train future cyber-security professionals, find a staff recognized at the university level for her dedicated work, and read about new student-led initiatives that support student learning and the community.
During the past quarter, we also said a sad goodbye to a long-time faculty member, Dr. Ron Cox, who passed away in January 2017, welcomed new staff members to the college, and graduated 2 PhD, 21 Masters, and 46 Bachelor of Science students at the winter commencement ceremonies.
With the change of each season, the college has continued to press ahead with its increased enrollment (8% growth compared to the 2016 Spring semester), a noticeable rise in applied research funding (280% increase compared to the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2016), and expanded community activities, all due to the dedication of the faculty, staff, and students and the strong support we receive from friends and alumni of the college. The future of the college is bright!
Daniel J. Pack, Ph.D., P.E., Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
- STUDENT ACTIVITIES
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
- APPLIED RESEARCH
- FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS
- NEW INITIATIVES