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College of Engineering and Applied Science Alumni Connections: July 2010
Dear ,
Thank you for remaining a part of the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science community.  This newsletter is a new partnership between the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the University Events and Alumni Relations office.  With Jennifer Hane's help, you will continue to receive UCCS alumni news, and you will also receive news from the College. Our goal with this newsletter is to keep you informed of the exciting and innovative activities going on within the College.
We would like this newsletter to be of interest to you.  In the EAS newsletter, we will feature profiles of students, faculty and staff.  We will keep you abreast of upcoming events, and report on interesting happenings within the college and campus. If you have anything that you would like to have included in upcoming editions or if you know of someone we should profile, please let us know.
Thank you for continuing to be a part of the College.  We hope to hear from you soon. 

R. Dandapani
Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science
Electrical Engineering Professor to Guide Electric Car of the Future
PlettGregory Plett will be part of a partnership of university and automotive engineers tasked with designing components for the next generation of cars in cooperation with General Motors and the University of Michigan (UM).
Dr. Plett is joining three UM engineering faculty members and a team of engineers at General Motors as part of a five-year $5 million award that established the GM/UM Advanced Battery Coalition for Drivetrains. The GM/UM ABCD will accelerate development and advanced battery technology for use in future electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles and extended-range electric vehicles. (More)
Crossover Applications Symposium Demonstrates Education Technology
Book - BrailleSupporters of improving education for the blind took part in demonstrations of new technology May 15 at UCCS as part of the first-ever Crossover Applications Symposium. The symposium provided examples of state-of-the-art technology to assist blind and visually impaired persons, according to S.K. Semwal, professor, Computer Science. (More)
Middle Schoolers put Science into Action
LabMiddle school students did everything from decoding their DNA to designing robots as part of a series of "real life" science workshops June 8 and 9. More than 300 students from the Pikes Peak region, southwestern Colorado and Eagle County visited UCCS to participate in hands-on experiences designed to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math. (More) 

The Colorado Springs Gazette also wrote about this program in UCCS programs aims to reignite interest in science, technology.

Other News from the College of Engineering and Applied Science
- Science and Engineering BuildingScience & Engineering garners Building
of America Award
. The UCCS Science & Engineering building was recently selected for a Building of America Award by Southfield, Mich.-based Construction Communications.
- The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote about awards given by UCCS in
Springs biotechnology company wins $15,000 in UCCS innovation competition.
Join the University of Colorado for an Evening at the Denver Botanic Gardens
GardenJoin CU President Bruce Benson and the university's chancellors for a celebration of CU alumni and friends at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Friday, July 30 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the gardens and a landmark exhibition of 20 monumental works by internationally acclaimed British sculptor, Henry Moore. The new Mordecai Children's Garden, an interactive experience with plants and other aspects of the natural world, is scheduled to be open by the event.
Ticket includes food, beverage and entrance into the Denver Botanic Gardens. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free.
Call the Office of University Advancement at (719) 255-3637 to reserve your tickets today. 
Summer Enrollment Strong
Students in LodgeMore UCCS students enrolled for the summer semester and in more classes, according to reports released recently by the Office of Admissions and Records. (More)
Science Gets New Look and Name
Science HallwayTo accompany a $17 million top-to-bottom renovation, the old Science Building will soon have a new name.
Pending formal approval by the CU Board of Regents at its June 24 meeting, the renovated Science Building will be called Centennial Hall, according to Brian Burnett, vice chancellor, Administration and Finance. (More)
Money Bus Rolls Onto Campus
Clock Tower CloseCampus community members will have the opportunity to meet for a free one-on-one with local independent financial advisors when the national Your Money Bus Tour rolls into Colorado Springs July 8-9. (More)
Special Thanks to Our Sponsor 
Ent LogoThe Office of Alumni Relations would like to extend a special thank you to Ent Federal Credit Union, exclusive sponsor of our printed alumni publication, The Roar.
Ent Federal Credit Union is the leading financial institution in Southern Colorado with over 50 years of experience serving the community. Ent is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with 27 service centers, offering personal and business banking services to those in the Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver areas. Ent offers a variety of services and conveniences, giving members the FREEDOM to live life on their own terms. 
In This Issue
Electrical Engineering Professor to Guide Electric Car of the Future
Crossover Applications Symposium Demonstrates Education Technology
Middle Schoolers put Science into Action
Other News from Engineering & Applied Science
Join Us at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Summer Enrollment Strong
Science Gets New Look and Name
Money Bus Rolls Onto Campus
Quick Links

UCCS Alumni and Friends Association
Special Events
July 9:
Your Money Bus comes to UCCS.
Learn more online or call (719) 255-5174 for more information.
July 30:
CU Alumni Night at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Learn more and buy tickets online.
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