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Alumni Connections:
College of Engineering and Applied Science, October
2010
Dear ,

Dandapani

Greetings from the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science.


As we have just passed our half way point of another academic semester we would like to share that our efforts have been converged on the topic of providing and conducting activities outside of our campus. We have started an initiative to engage the local home schooling community and to provide students with a more direct link to UCCS. We are currently investigating what types of activities UCCS can provide to local home school academics and what UCCS can do as being part of their local university options.


We want to thank you again for enduring with us as part of our community, college and commitment to excellence.


Illuminate-Investigate-Innovate,
R. Dandapani
Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Engineering Advisory Board Member of the Month: Dr. Carlos A. Paz de Ara˙jo

CarlosDr. Ara˙jo is a Brazilian scientist and naturalized American. Here at UCCS in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, he is the Associate Dean of research and development and a full professor in the electrical and computer engineering department. He received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

As a founder of RAMTRON and chairman and founder of Symetrix Corporation, both in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he identified SrBi2Ta203 (SBT), the ferroelectric material used in the most advanced FeRAMs. This material resolves the fatigue problem and fabrication difficulties in these memory chips and ensures that stored information is retained even after power is switched off after more than 100 billion erase and rewrite operations.

He was the first Brazilian to win the top prize for technological innovation and in 2006 he was awarded the IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award. To date, has now edited more than two books on integrated ferroelectrics, holds over 190 patents and is the author or coauthor of more than 290 papers on ferroelectrics.

As an EAB member Dr.
Ara˙jo provides priceless insight and brings a unique point of view to the table every meeting. To learn more about him and the work he does please click on the quick links provided.
EAS Expo was a SUCCESS

Science and EngineeringThe Engineering Career Expo is an opportunity for students to come with current resumes and meet with local members from industry. It was said that this year was the best yet! Companies involved were: RT Logic, Fairchild Semiconductors, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, NAVSYS, ITT, Booz Allen Hamilton, Atmel, Intelligent Software Solutions, Fluke Networks, and The MITRE Corp. Students are instructed, DRESS to IMPRESS! As you can see from the photos students did just that.

This event allows students to interact with active members of the local engineering community and set up future interviews for full-time jobs and internship opportunities. If you have job or internship opportunities you would like to offer or post for UCCS engineering students please contact Jane Wampler at 719.255.3140.

Fall 2010 Engineering and Applied Science Mountain Lion Experience

ClydeThe Mountain Lion Experience includes a continental breakfast, a campus tour, meeting with faculty in departments, meeting with a student panel and the opportunity to eat lunch at The Lodge. Cost for this program is $10 per person and includes lunch, to be paid upon arrival. Guests are welcome!


The Engineering & Applied Science Mountain Lion Experience is on Friday, November 19th, 2010 and runs from 9am - 2pm.
To register, go to http://www.uccs.edu/~visit and then click on the "Register for the Mountain Lion Experience" button.

Other News from the College of Engineering and Applied Science

Campus Panoramic

Terry Boult was recognized at a campus Celebration of Research for sponsored research efforts that have generated more than $5 million in funding.

Greg Plett, associate professor, Engineering, was recognized at a campus Celebration of Research for generating $1 million in sponsored research funding in his career.

Greg Plett, associate professor, Engineering, was recently profiled in a CU System newsletter feature "Five Questions." (More)

KKTV aired a story about the 9/11 World Trade Center beam ceremony in UCCS WILL HOLD A CEREMONY FOR THAT UNVEILING.

KXRM also aired a story about UCCS students designing a monument in WTC Beam (video).
Nominations for Honorary Degrees, University Medals and Distinguished Service Awards


Clock Tower CloseThe Board of Regents of the University of Colorado requests your assistance in soliciting nominations for the 2011 University of Colorado Honorary Degrees, University Medals and Distinguished Service Awards.

 

An Honorary Degree (Doctor of Humane Letters or Doctor of Science) is the highest award the University of Colorado can bestow. It is the policy of the Board of Regents to award Honorary Degrees in recognition of outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: intellectual contributions, university service, and/or public service.

 

University Medals are awarded in recognition of those persons whose achievements and contributions are particularly associated with the university, while Distinguished Service Awards are awarded in recognition of achievements and contributions particularly associated with the state and/or nation. (More)

Magazine Names UCCS to Military Friendly List

MilitaryUCCS is one of the nation's top military-friendly colleges and universities, according to the editors of "Military Advanced Education," a monthly magazine directed at active duty members of the armed forces. (More)

Series of Fall Events Brings Alumni Back to Campus

Lecture Check-InSeptember and early October brought a number of alumni events to the UCCS campus. From a gathering of alumni to celebrate the opening of Clyde's to an 80-person breakfast, lecture and campus tour, there were many opportunities to get involved. If you weren't able to make it, we've captured event highlights so that you can better identify where and how you'd like to be involved in the future. (More)
Pre-Order Your UCCS License Plate Now and Save $25

UCCS License Plate
Thinking about ordering a UCCS license plate? Even if you aren't due to renew your vehicle registration, make your $25 contribution to the Alumni Association before December 1 to save money on your total plate cost. Learn more online.
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
Engineering Advisory Board Member of the Month: Dr. Carlos A. Paz de Araujo
EAS Expo was a SUCCESS
Fall 2010 Engineering and Applied Science Mountain Lion Experience
Other News from Engineering & Applied Science
Nominations for Honorary Degrees, University Medals and Distinguished Service Awards Sought
Magazine Names UCCS to Military Friendly List
Series of Fall Events Brings Alumni Back to Campus
Pre-Order Your UCCS License Plate Now and Save $25
Quick Links

UCCS Alumni and Friends Association
Special Events
   
Cafe Scientifique on "Vitamin D:  Hyped Up or Home Run for Health?"
November 9, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Clyde's Pub, UCCS University Center. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (719) 255-3180 for more information.

Roar on the Road: San Francisco
November 15, 6:30 p.m., Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Meet fellow grads living in the Bay Area and hear a campus update from Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak. Learn more online.

Alumni Night at Theaterworks featuring "A Cowboy Christmas"
December 16, 6:30 p.m. More details will be available as the event date approaches.
 
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