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Posted by: sls60 on Mar 31, 2010
E SC/E MCH 514 Seminar Series

Dr. Traian Dumitrica
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
Room: 114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
Category: Alumni News
Posted by: jml43 on Mar 29, 2010
Ellen Arruda
Starting with her time at Penn State, Ellen Arruda has enjoyed life on a large college campus and she continues to visit one each and every day.

She received her B.S. in engineering science in 1985, when it was the only honors program in the College. She decided to continue her education at Penn State and went on to receive her M.S. in engineering mechanics in 1988.

While at the University, Arruda developed a close relationship with the late Rick Queeney, her former undergraduate and master's thesis adviser, and still remains in close contact with his entire family. He helped her realize that she wanted to continue doing research in an academic environment.
Posted by: sls60 on Mar 24, 2010
E SC/E MCH 514 Seminar Series

Dr. Fred Cannon
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Penn State University - University Park

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
Room: 114 Earth Engineering Sciences Building
Posted by: jml43 on Mar 22, 2010
Hwanjeong Cho, graduate student in engineering science and mechanics, received the Thomas and June Beaver award for the spring 2010 semester. The award was established to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding graduate students at Penn State who are performing industrially-sponsored research. Hwanjeong Cho is advised by Professor Cliff Lissenden.
Posted by: jml43 on Mar 22, 2010
Professor Steven Fonash
Dr. Steven Fonash, Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics and owner of NanoHorizons, Inc., a leader in the creation of nanoscale antimicrobial performance additives for textile, health care, industrial, and consumer products, announced that the Small Business Commercial Association of San Francisco has awarded them the 2009 Best of Business Award in the Chemical Additives category.

The SBCA 2009 Award Program recognizes the top 5% of small businesses throughout the country. Using statistical research and consumer feedback, the SBCA identifies companies that they believe have demonstrated what makes small businesses a vital part of the American economy. The selection committee chooses the award winners from nominees based off statistical research and also information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of consumer rankings, and other consumer reports. Award winners are a valuable asset to their community and exemplify what makes small businesses great.
Posted by: jml43 on Mar 21, 2010
Professor Akhlesh Lakhtakia
Dr. Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, has been appointment, courtesy, to join the graduate faculty in the department of Forensic Science. ESM to CSI, Congratulations Akhlesh!
Posted by: jml43 on Mar 19, 2010
Manton Guers, graduate student in engineering science and mechanics, completed the Graduate School Teaching Certificate. To achieve this, Manton attended the Schreyer New Instructor Orientation, completed the Schreyer Institute Course in College Teaching and Higher Education (HI ED 546) and made several contributions to teaching E MCH 440 (Nondestructive Evaluation). In addition to teaching all the laboratory experiments, he took initiative to revise established experiments and developed new experiments for the course. Manton is advised by Dr. Bernhard Tittmann, Schell Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics. ESM Congratulates Manton on his achievement!
Posted by: jml43 on Mar 12, 2010
Professor Charles Bakis
Dr. Charles Bakis, Distinguished Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, received the 2009 Best Paper Award in Structural Dynamics and Control by the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Committee (Aerospace Division) for his paper “Variable Stiffness Structures Utilizing Fluidic Flexible Matrix Composites" appearing in the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 20, pp. 443-456 (2009). Co-authors of this paper are Ying Shan, Michael Philen, Amir Lotfi, Suyi Li, Charles E. Bakis, Christopher D. Rahn and Kon-Well Wang, all of whom shared the award. Congratulations Professor Bakis!
Posted by: jml43 on Mar 8, 2010
Professor Bakis
Dr. Charles Bakis, Distinguished Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics received an Award of Appreciation from the American Society for Testing and Materials Committee D30 on Composite Materials, for key work in the transition of ACI standards on testing of civil infrastructure composites into D30 standards D7205, D7290, and D7337 and for ongoing effort working towards ASTM standards.
Posted by: jml43 on Mar 7, 2010
Professor Barbara Shaw
Dr. Barbara Shaw, Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, will travel to San Antonio, Texas on March 14 to attend the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Corrosion 2010 meeting and present a paper in Research in Progress symposium. To learn more of the meeting, please visit their website.
Posted by: sls60 on Mar 5, 2010
E SC/E MCH 514 Seminar Series

Dr. Michael H. Bartl
Department of Chemistry and Prysics
University of Utah

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
Room: 114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
Category: ESM News
Posted by: jml43 on Mar 2, 2010
Recruitment Fair
ESM is holding its second Career Fair/Recruiter Mixer on Monday, March 29 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 p.m. in the EES lobby.

Come and talk to the recruiters, to learn of opportunities with the company for jobs, internships, coops, global opportunities, etc. This will give you excellent practice in interview techniques and promoting yourself.

Send your resume to Jason Lyons, JML43@psu.edu and confirm your attendance. We will provide a resume book to the recruiters in advance of the event.
Posted by: sls60 on Mar 2, 2010
E SC/E MCH 514 Seminar Series

Professor Judith Todd
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Wednesday March 3, 2010
3:35pm - 4:25pm
Room: 114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building
Posted by: jml43 on Mar 1, 2010
Jason Hoover at the 2010 contest
The Society of Engineering Science entered the 2010 Penn State Rube Goldberg Machine Contest in February 2010. This year’s national challenge was to design and build a machine that dispenses an appropriate amount of hand sanitizer into a hand in 20 or more steps. To view a movie clip on the competition, please click here.