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Rupley to Lead Notre Dame ESC

nwelding • Date: November 20, 2014

Michael Rupley has joined the University of Notre Dame as director of Engineering and Science Computing (ESC). Serving the colleges of engineering and science and in conjunction with the University’s Office of Information Technology, ESC provides direct technical support, consulting, and problem solving to faculty, staff, and students relating to academic computing, video conferencing, technology life cycle management, and information security.

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Notre Dame Professor Named 2014 Indiana Master of Innovation

nwelding • Date: November 20, 2014

Gary Bernstein, Frank Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and Associate Director of Notre Dame’s Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano), was awarded the inaugural Indiana Master of Innovation Award from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Forbes, Inc. for his work on the development of Quilt Packaging (QP) technology.

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Notre Dame, U.S. Navy to Collaborate on New Tool to Diagnose Infectious Diseases

nwelding • Date: November 19, 2014

A U.S. Navy doctor examines an Indonesian child during a medical civic action program in Ambon, Indonesia, July 2010 (Credit: C. Anderson, U.S. Army)

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the Naval Medical Research Center have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to collaborate on a new field-deployable sensor for the detection of infectious disease pathogens, with initial focus on the detection of dengue fever.

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Society of Women Engineers Honors Pieronek

nwelding • Date: November 6, 2014

Catherine F. Pieronek, associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Women’s Engineering Program in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, was named a fellow of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at the society’s annual conference in Los Angeles last month. Pieronek was cited for her dedication to the SWE mission, for a lasting and positive impact on engineering education, and for illuminating public discourse on gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Chen Named ACM Distinguished Scientist

nwelding • Date: November 4, 2014

Danny Z. Chen, professor of computer science and engineering and concurrent professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics, has been named a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The Distinguished Member grade of the ACM recognize members with at least 15 years of professional experience and five years of membership who have achieved significant accomplishments, making a substantial impact on the computing field. According to Vinton G. Cerf, ACM president, recipients are “the problem solvers, prophets, and producers who are powering the future of the digital age.”

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