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Drexel Engineering strives to provide an environment where our students, faculty and professional staff can cultivate leadership throughout every aspect of their lives. In this month's newsletter, we take the time to highlight the leadership in our College. Among this month's achievements, computer science students are advancing to the worldwide finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup technology design competition. Overall, 106 teams from 75 different countries advanced to the finals from a field that included more than 300,000 students this year. We wish them the best of luck as they compete for the worldwide title. While we continue to recognize leadership in our College, it is a great privilege to announce our Engineering Leader of the Year, James. F. Albaugh, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Executive Vice President of the Boeing Company. We believe our honoree is an inspiration to the Drexel Engineering community and he illustrates the value of leadership. We look forward to fostering the growth of more leaders today and in the future.




James F. Albaugh led the production of The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the world's first passenger aircraft made of light weight composite materials to allow for less fuel consumption during travel.


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James F. Albaugh Named 2012 Engineering Leader of the Year

James AlbaughDrexel University's College of Engineering has selected James F. Albaugh, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company, as Drexel's 2012 Engineering Leader of the Year. Albaugh assumed his current position as CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in 2009 and is a recipient of numerous awards and honors. Albaugh will be presented with the award at a luncheon ceremony on June 27. He will join a prestigious group of engineering luminaries that have received this honor including Norman R. Augustine, retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation; Dr. Charles Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering and President Emeritus of MIT; and Drexel alum Christopher Ferguson ('84), Commander of NASA's STS-126 Endeavour, STS-115 Atlantis. Read more.


Students Advance to Worldwide Finals of "Microsoft Imagine Cup"  

Team Drexel DragonsA team of Drexel undergraduate computer science majors earned national acclaim as part of the Microsoft Imagine Cup technology design competition. "The Drexel Dragons," who designed a smartphone app to help make learning math concepts more fun, claimed the U.S. title in the competition and was recently selected to represent the United States at the worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia in July. The Imagine Cup is considered to be one of the most challenging technology competitions in the computer science community. Overall, 106 teams from 75 different countries advanced to the world final from a field that included more than 300,000 students this year. Read more.


Dr. Youngmoo Kim Receives Lindback Foundation Award 

Dr. Youngmoo KimDr. Youngmoo Kim, associate professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and assistant dean of media technologies, has been awarded the 2011- 2012 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. Kim's research group, the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) pursues machine understanding of sound, interfaces and robotics for expressive interaction and K-12 outreach for engineering education. This honor recognizes Kim's demonstrated excellence in teaching students and his commitment to both technological and pedagogical innovation in the classroom. Read more.  


Senior Design 2012  

Senior Design 2012The College of Engineering will host the annual Senior Design Competition June 6. The Senior Design Competition is a result of a three-course sequence that's intended to simulate a professional work environment, to provide experience working on an open-ended problem and to develop information gathering and communication skills. Substantial interaction between students, faculty and industrial and governmental institutions is an integral part of this experience. More than 500 seniors formed approximately 135 design teams in the hopes to receive prize money and award certificates. Read more.

Dr. Steven Wrenn Receives Faculty of the Year at Co-op Awards

Dr. Steven WrennDr. Steven Wrenn, associate department head of the Chemical & Biological Engineering department and assistant dean of Graduate Affairs for the College of Engineering, has been awarded Faculty of the Year at the 22nd Annual Drexel University Cooperative Education Awards for his work establishing and managing the Biological Engineering concentration. Wrenn also developed an exchange program for chemical and mechanical engineering students to study and conduct research at Ruhr-Universitšt Bochum in Bocham, Germany, where Drexel students can conduct site visits, complete coursework, take on individual research projects and attend cultural events. This honor recognizes Wrenn's leadership, enthusiasm and drive in creating new opportunities for his students. Read more.  


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