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Posted by: sxc1 on Jun 20, 2005
We were delighted to learn today that a 6 pound, 15 ounce baby girl was born to graduate student Joe Gatto and his wife. Both mother and daughter are healthy and doing fine.
Category: Engineering News
Posted by: sxc1 on Jun 17, 2005
The Engineering Science and Mechanics Department has developed a formal collaboration with the University of Salerno, Italy. The linkage was developed to promote the development of academic, scientific, technical and cultural relations as well as implement procedures for long-term graduate student enrollment at Penn State.
Posted by: sxc1 on Jun 15, 2005
Engineering Science and Mechanics has established four annual awards to recognize outstanding staff performance.

The Engineering Science and Mechanics Legacy Award for Planning and Organizational Effectiveness is awarded to an ESM staff member who has developed a detailed desk job description or who has initiated and implemented a plan for cross-training.

The Engineering Science and Mechanics Legacy Award for Creativity and Innovation is awarded to an ESM staff member who has creatively solved a problem or implemented technology to enhance the overall effectiveness of the department.

The Engineering Science and Mechanics Legacy Award for Management is awarded to an ESM staff member who has superbly handled a one-time special project.

The Engineering Science and Mechanics Legacy Award for Service is awarded to an ESM staff who has significantly contributed to the department, college, University, or community.

The ESM Legacy Awards were created and funded by ESM Administrative Assistant Susan Croyle.

Posted by: sxc1 on Jun 6, 2005
Dr. Albert E. Segall, Associate Professor, is the advisor to the Student Society of Engineering Science (SES) effective fall semester.

All students, regardless of major, are welcome to join the Penn State's Society of Engineering Science. Last year the organization participated in recruiting events and helped to develop an undergraduate recruitment video.

Posted by: sxc1 on Jun 3, 2005
Osama Awadelkarim
Dr. Osama Awadelkarim, professor of engineering science and mechanics, will present a paper titled Current-Voltage Characteristics and Charge-Carrier Traps in N-Type 4H-SiC Schottky Structures at the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies 2005 (ICMAT 2005), 9th International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM), July 3-8, 2005, in Singapore. The presentation will be made during the symposium session on SiC and Related Materials. The paper was co-authored with K. Sarpatwari*, L. J. Passmore*, Samia Suliman*, G. M. Dolny, and R. S. Ridley.

*Engineering Science and Mechanics Department
Posted by: sxc1 on Jun 3, 2005
Samia Suliman
Dr. Samia Suliman, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, will present a paper titled Fowler-Nordheim and Hot Carrier Reliabilities of U-Shaped Trench-Gated Transistors Studied by Three Terminal Charge Pumping at the International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies 2005 (ICMAT 2005), 9th International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM), July 3-8, 2005, in Singapore. The presentation will be made during the symposium session on Silicon Microelectronics: Processing to Packaging. The paper was co-authored with L. J. Passmore*, K. Sarpatwari*, O. O. Awadelkarim*, R. S. Ridley, G. M. Dolny, J. Michalowicz, and C. T. Wu.

*Engineering Science and Mechanics Department
Posted by: sxc1 on Jun 2, 2005
Nanotech Briefs magazine, a digital publication from the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs, has recognized Penn State's Sculptured Thin Film (STF) technology as a winner in the first annual Nanotech Brief's. The Nano 50 recognizes the top 50 technologies, products, and innovators that have significiantly impacted or are expected to impact the state of the art in nanotechnology.

The Nano 50 presentations will be made at a special award dinner to be held during the NASA Tech Briefs Nano 2005 conference in Boston, November 11 and 12, 2005.

Congratulations to Professor Lakhtakia.