Congratulations to COEN’s 2012 Awards Ceremony Winners
Professor of the Year – Steve Tennyson, Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
Staff Member of the Year – Leandra Aburusa-Lete, College of Engineering Advising Center
Students of the Year :
Rachael Moore – Computer Science
Mallory Yates – Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
Student Choice Award – Adam Spiegelman, Engineering Technical Services
Student Safety Award – Nikki Kucza, Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
MBE Leadership Award – Mallory Yates and Seth Feuerborn
MBE Scholar – Kelci Parrish
Outstanding Mechanical Engineer: Jozey Mitcham, James Carillo and Chandler Koch
Materials Science & Engineering
Administrative Choice Award – Chris Stifter
Department Service Award – Kevin Tolman
Honorary Materials Scientist Award – Linda Georgiev
Outstanding Graduate Student – Michael Morse
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Undergraduate of the Year – Kristopher Burch
Graduate of the Year – Marcus Pearlman
Outstanding Student – Shane Medley
Outstanding Service – Daryn Giddings & Josh Milton
Undergraduate of the Year – Lora Volkert
Undergraduate of the Year – Matthew Forest
Outstanding Graduating Senior – Joshua Lee
Outstanding Dedication to the Civil Engineering Club – Josh Mann, Jo Doherty and Will Johnson IV
OSP Looks at NIH AREA Grant Mechanism
The OSP Proposal Development Series session is from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in the Student Union Ah Fong Room. Registration is not required.
Troy Rohn, professor of biological sciences, will discuss the review process, share examples of successful and unsuccessful proposals and reviews, and be available to answer questions regarding the submission and review process.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Georgiev at 426-1427.
Workshop for Writing Winning NIH Grant Proposals Set for May 22nd
The Biomolecular Research Center will present a workshop titled “Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals” from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the Student Union Barnwell Room.
The speaker is John D. Robertson, assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics. He has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and non-federal sources and has been a member of grant review panels and a reviewer for a number of biomedical journals.
To register, visit https://pgs.boisestate.edu/upay/nih/. Registration fee of $100 includes workbook and lunch. Some registration scholarships are available for Boise State faculty.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 426-2238.
Apply Now for 2012-2013 Shared Leadership
Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 Shared Leadership program that will help participants gain a better understanding of the people, various functions and operations of the university.
Shared Leadership provides Boise State faculty and staff with the information they need to become active participants in the university. By combining practical leadership tools with an in-depth view of the university’s processes, Shared Leadership equips participants with the means necessary to make a significant contribution to the campus community and their individual departments.
The Shared Leadership program will:
- Combine practical leadership tools with a corresponding campus/community activity or speaker in every session.
- Provide participants a number of opportunities to take part as leaders, in either real or hypothetical situations.
- Foster an atmosphere of collaboration and enjoyment so that partnerships and friendships may be established and an exchange of leadership experiences may take place.
- Allow participants to learn leadership skills and styles from a mentor inside or outside the campus community.
Participants must meet the following criteria to apply:
- Hold a 20+ hour per week position at Boise State University
- Have the interest and intent to continue as a Boise State employee for the next two years
- Share a commitment to Boise State
- Receive supervisor’s approval
- Commit to participate in 2012-2013 and help plan and produce the program in 2013-2014
For more information about the program and to download an application, visit orgs.boisestate.edu/sharedleadership.
Applications will be accepted through Aug. 17 and should be mailed to Jerri Mizrahi, learning and development manager, at mail stop 1265. A supervisor’s signature is required on all applications.
Register for Staff Week Events May 21-25 or Volunteer to Help
The Professional Staff Association invites all Boise State professional and classified staff to socialize and network at the third annual Boise State Staff Week May 21-25. Events are scheduled throughout the week to create goodwill among staff and increase morale. Come to one event or come to all and experience good times with the people who make Boise State great.
Volunteers are needed to help keep score and coordinate the volleyball tournament, tally up results of the Poker Run, and help with the bowling tournament. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific Division of AAAS Meeting Set for Boise on June 24-27
This year’s meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boise, ID, from June 24 – 27, 2012 has almost arrived. Please note that the submission deadline for abstracts ended on April 26th. All COEN faculty, researchers, and students are encouraged to attend this meeting.
You can find more information about the meeting on the meeting’s website: http://associations.sou.edu/aaaspd/2012BOISE/index.html
Construction Management Club Rebuilds Pedestrian Bridge in Park
The club just completed reconstruction of the aging wooden footbridge that links the two using funds provided by NASA grants. The club obtained its own contractor license and has managed and completed the structural work for the city, including removal of wood decking and stair treads, installation of new decking, replacing chain link fencing on handrails with pickets, cleaning and sealing all wood understructures and replacing two beams. [continue reading...]
COEN Faculty Updates
Carol Sevier Several students of Carol Sevier, lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, were featured in a slide show at IdahoStatesman.com showing projects they and other Treasure Valley students designed to assist disabled people. The piece is titled “STEM education and the next generation of engineers in Idaho.” See the photos here.
NSF/DOE Partnership on Advanced Combustion Engines 2012-2015
The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has established a partnership with the Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in order to address critical fundamental and applied research challenges associated with advanced combustion engine technologies. The goal of the partnership is to leverage the complementary missions of deployment and commercialization (DOE) and fundamental research and education (NSF) to address issues of national importance that impact the efficiency of the internal combustion engine (ICE). The Directorate for Engineering seeks proposals with transformative ideas that meet the detailed requirements delineated in this solicitation.
Failure-Resistant Systems (FRS) A Joint Initiative between NSF and SRC
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have agreed to embark on a new collaborative research program to address compelling research challenges in failure resistant systems that are of paramount importance to industry, academia, and society at large.
New approaches in the design of electronic circuits and systems are needed for products and services that continue to operate correctly in the presence of transient, permanent, or systematic failures. From large information processing systems supporting communications and computation, to small embedded systems targeting medical and automotive applications, whole industries are facing the challenge of improving the reliability of systems.
Increasing miniaturization and integrated circuit fabrication processes are creating a tension between reliability and efficiency. Higher rates of faults, variation, and degradation due to aging in integrated circuits are forcing systems engineers to assume that devices and circuits may not always perform as designed. More and more, systems are constructed using IP blocks (3rd party Intellectual Property) from different sources, contributing further to unpredictable behavior. Thus behavior under adverse conditions may not be fully known in deployed systems. Current techniques for ensuring reliability, such as voltage and clock rate margins, replication, and disk-based check-pointing will not be able to satisfy the competing requirements for future integrated circuits. These techniques typically operate only at one level of the system stack, yet layers from devices to applications all contribute to system reliability. Such single-layer techniques must be used under worst-case assumptions about the other layers in the stack. This potentially leads to inefficiencies that will make these techniques impractical in future fabrication processes.
A system-level cross-layer approach to reliability, encompassing failure mechanisms of both digital and analog components, has the potential to deliver high reliability with significantly lower power and performance overheads than current single-layer techniques. By distributing reliability across the system design stack, cross-layer approaches can take advantage of the information available at each level, including even application-level knowledge, to efficiently tolerate errors, aging, and variation. This will allow handling of different physical effects at the most efficient stack layer, and can be adapted to varying application needs, operating environments, and changing hardware state.
Fundamental new advances in techniques for designing and developing systems resilient to failure could have a significant impact on multiple industries and boost their competitiveness on a global scale, helping to transform market segments and translate research results into practice. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12556/nsf12556.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_27&WT.mc_ev=click