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College of Engineering Design Day to Showcase Senior Interdisciplinary Design Projects Wireless sensors alerting firefighters to potential harm and an environmentally sound boat engine for use in national parks are among the student engineering projects to be showcased next week.
Poster Presentations From SSES Research Forum Now Available Online Engineering researchers with a focus on sustainable engineered systems got a glimpse of the shape of things to come at a sustainability research forum organized by the College of Engineering on April 3. More than 30 poster presentations with a theme of sustainability were on display, and a talk was given by Michael Reischman, deputy assistant director at the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Engineering.
San Xavier Mining Lab Director Wins International Mine Safety Award Ros Hill, director of the San Xavier Mining Laboratory, has been awarded the H. L. Boling Above and Beyond Safety Award by the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals. Hill will receive the award May 20 -- on behalf of the UA, the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering and the College of Public Health -- at the society’s Critical Issues Conference in Daytona Beach, Florida.
College of Engineering Plans New School of Sustainable Engineered Systems Pending formal approval by the Arizona Board of Regents, the UA College of Engineering plans to establish the School of Sustainable Engineered Systems. The UA president, provost and Faculty Senate have given the College the green light to proceed, and an internal search for the head of this new school was initiated April 7, 2009. 
Fasel is First 1885 Society Presidential Chair University of Arizona President Robert N. Shelton has appointed professor Hermann F. Fasel as the first 1885 Society Presidential Chair. Fasel has been a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the UA since 1982, and heads the Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in that department.
Engineering Society Confers Unique Recognition on Regents’ Professor Desai Regents’ Professor Chandra Desai has been awarded the 2009 Nathan M. Newmark Medal by the Structural Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Institutes of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2008, Desai was selected by the ASCE’s Geo-Institute to receive the 2007 Karl Terzaghi Award. Desai has the unique honor of receiving both awards, which are among the most prestigious at the ASCE. These awards reflect the multidisciplinary nature of Desai’s outstanding and seminal work and its application in the fields of geomechanics, and structural and engineering mechanics.
NSF Engineering Deputy Addresses College on Directions and Opportunities Michael Reischman, deputy assistant director at the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Engineering, addressed College of Engineering faculty and staff April 2. Reischman gave his presentation— Engineering at NSF: Directions and Opportunities—at an open forum and workshop held in the Agave Room at the Student Union Memorial Center and hosted by the School of Sustainable Engineered Systems, the new school currently being set up within the College of Engineering.
NSF Funds Civil Engineering Professor to Design Computer Models of Sediment Transport
Warp Power May Soon Add Extra Life to Your Cell Phone and iPod Batteries
UA Hydrology and Climate Expert Appointed Regents Professor “William James Shuttleworth has been bestowed the honor of Regents’ Professor,” announced Professor Tom Maddock, head of the department of Hydrology and Water Resources, on Feb. 20.  Jim Shuttleworth joined the Department of Hydrology & Water Resources in 1993, and is also a faculty member in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He was director of the Center for Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas, known as SAHRA, from 2004 to 2008.
UA Engineering Gets $2M from U.S. Army for Research into Computer Models of Unconventional Warfare
Earthquake Engineering Research Will Save Lives and Billions of Dollars
Summer Engineering Robotics Camp Alum Featured in Local Press
Baygents Appointed Interim Dean of Academic Affairs for UA College of Engineering Jim Baygents joined UA Engineering faculty as assistant professor in 1991, the same year he got his doctorate in chemical engineering from Princeton University. Baygents received a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Princeton in 1981 and a bachelor’s degree in the same subject from Rice University in 1980.
College of Engineering Announces New Scholarships