Last week the National Science Foundation announced that two senior undergraduate members of IMG, Cesar Moreno and Jessica Sockwell, won Graduate Research Fellowships. As winners of this prestigious award, both students will receive funds for graduate study worth $44,550/yr for three years. Cesar and Jessica will begin graduate study at IMG in the fall under Drs. Lou Cattafesta and Mark Sheplak, respectively.
Yawei Li will be defending her dissertation, "Side-Implanted Piezoresistive Shear Stress Sensor for Turbulent Boundary Layer Measurement" at 11:30am, Monday 4/14/08 in Larsen 234. All are invited to attend and refreshments will be served.
Mathworks will be hosting a seminar entitled "Technical Computing with MATLAB" on Thursday, April 3 from 9am-12pm in the 2nd floor Reitz Union Auditorium. One of the application engineers teaching the seminar will be IMG Alumnus Todd Schultz. Welcome back, Todd.
The AIAA Sensor Systems Technical Committee (SENTC) awarded Yawei Li et al. with the 2008 SENTC Student Paper Award for her presentation and paper titled "A MEMS Shear Stress Sensor for Turbulence Measurements" (Paper No. AIAA-2008-269-930). The award designates the paper as the best among all SENTC student papers during the 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, January 2008. Congratulations to Yawei and co-authors on the award and impressive work!
Qi (Terry) Song will be defending his PhD dissertation, "Closed-Loop Control of Flow-Induced Cavity Oscillations" on Thursday, March 27 at 9:00am in MAE-A 221. All are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.
Philip Cunio, an IMG alumnus, is now a student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. He and another MIT student are living inside a Mars simulator in Utah to try to understand the technological and psychological issues that a crew on Mars will someday face. For more information see the webcam and Philip's blog.
Congratulations to the IMG research teams whose papers were accepted for the "Hilton Head Workshop 2008: A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop". They are:
- David Martin, Karthik Kadirvel, Toshikazu Nishida, and Mark Sheplak: "A surface micromachined capacitive microphone for aeroacoustic applications"
The first IMG seminar of the spring semester will be on Wednesday February 20th at 11:30am in Larsen 234. Featured speakers include Dr. Mark Sheplak with the "State of IMG Address" and Ben Griffin with a tutorial on Endnote.
Sheetal Shetye and Naigang Wang each earned oral presentations at the upcoming Intermag 2008 meeting in Madrid, Spain. Their respective papers are entitled, "Self-assembly of millimeter-scale components using integrated micromagnets" and "Electroplated Co-rich CoPt thick films and patterned arrays for magnetic MEMS".