December 11, 2010
The start of the holiday season has been an exciting time for CoE. We're proud to announce our 2011 Engineering Leader of the Year, Norman Augustine. Mr. Augustine is a distinguished leader in the U.S. defense industry and we're honored to recognize his accomplishments during the upcoming Engineers Week celebration February 21-25, 2011. Mr. Augustine's a visionary that seeks solutions to the world's biggest challenges. He exemplifies the Drexel mission of embracing research and scholarly activities. In addition, Mr. Augustine's a role model in encouraging our students to seek the solutions to the problems of tomorrow. Like Mr. Augustine, our students and faculty have continuously been reaching high calibers of success; you'll see this within the highlights of the newsletter. CoE will carry this momentum of achievement into the holiday season.
Dr. Bruce Eisenstein
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|Norman Augustine Named Drexel's Engineering Leader of the Year|
Drexel's College of Engineering is pleased to announce that Norman R. Augustine, retired president and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation and author of Augustine's Laws and Augustine's Travels, will be honored as Drexel's 2011 Engineering Leader of the Year. Mr. Augustine will receive the award at a ceremony during Drexel's National Engineers Week celebration February 21-25, 2011. Net proceeds from the ceremony to honor Mr. Augustine will be used to form the Norman R. Augustine scholarship fund, which will benefit students needing additional financial aid. Read more.
| Drexel Celebrates National Computer Science Education Week|
|Drexel's Computer Science department is celebrating National Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11, 2010. CS is a vital part of society and plays a critical role in education, innovation and economic growth. In 2009, Congress declared a week in December National Computer Science Education Week to recognize the importance of this transforming industry, encouraging interest and participation in the field. CS will host a variety of events during the week. Read more.|
|Jennifer Atchison Wins 1st Place in Photo Contest|
|Jennifer Atchison (MSE), a PhD candidate advised by Dr. Caroline Schauer (MSE), has won first place in the inaugural Chemical & Engineering News photo contest. The award winning image is a cluster of silicon nanocones grown in a chemical vapor deposition chamber through gold catalyzed vapor-liquid-solid technique. Marjorie Austero (MSE) and Keith Fahnestock (MSE) both received honorable mention for their images. Read more.|
|Drexel Team receives NSF grant for Wireless Security Project|
|Drs. Kapil Dandekar (ECE), Rachel Greenstadt (CS) and John Walsh (ECE) have received a three-year NSF grant for their project, "A Framework for Wireless Network Security Based on Reconfigurable Antennas." The group will be studying the impact of reconfigurable antennas on wireless security. This research addresses the increasingly important problem of wireless network security through the innovative combination of reconfigurable antennas that generate different channel realizations with traditional physical layer based security algorithms and encryption-key generation techniques. The amount of the grant is $359,506. Read more.|
| Students Join STEM Innovators at NASE Conference|
|Undergraduate students Daniel Harbuz (CS) and Megan Gribb (CAEE) participated in the first annual Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (NASEC) November 8-10 in Annapolis, MD. Harbuz and Gribb joined a wide variety of institutions, key policy makers and science advisors in a discussion on STEM and the challenges our nation faces in solving some of the critical issues of today and of the future. The main theme of the conference was "Innovation and Innovators" and it provided a forum to bring together the nation's future Navy and Marine Corps officers with their peers from other colleges and universities, both civilian and military, from across the country. Read more.|