ENE Memo: January 13, 2014

From the Head: 1/13

New Semester: New Possibilities

As we welcome students back to what promises to be a very busy semester it is important that we keep focused on the possibilities before us. I outlined some of these last week.

Please welcome Mike Loizzo to ENE who joins us as the new Director of Communications. You will recognize his voice from WBAA.

Over the next four weeks we will be welcoming a series of candidates who are interviewing for new faculty positions. Please check the ENE calendar and also be alert for information on each visit and make the most of the opportunities provided to meet the candidates and especially to hear their presentations. All seminars will be at 9:30am in ARMS 1028 on most every Tuesday and Thursday from now until the first week of February. The first one is tomorrow, Tuesday January 14. Please make a note in your calendar.

The regular ENE Research Seminar will kick-off on February 13. In the interim I encourage all faculty, research staff and graduate students participate in all the faculty candidate seminars.

Please also note that the ENE Outstanding Alumni Awards are on February 19, a time when we celebrate the success of both the current generation of MDE and IDES students and the lifetime achievements of alumni from the Interdisciplinary Engineering program. There are multiple opportunities for faculty and staff to meet our Outstanding Alum for 2014, Rex Carter (IDE 1974 in Urban Systems and Transportation) who is currently Executive VP, Chief Information Officer, Hitachi Data Systems.

These all represent opportunities to meet new people, hear new stories and new ideas and thus open up new possibilities for the future. I encourage you strongly to make the most of these exciting opportunities over coming weeks. 

david

Kudos: 1/13

....to Xin Chen, Mihaela Vorvoreanu, and Krishna Madhavan on publication of the paper “Mining Social Media Data for Understanding Students' Learning Experiences” in IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. A precopy can be accessed here

Calendar: 1/13

Spring 2014

  • Jan 13: Classes Begin
  • Jan 14: Faculty Candidate Research Seminar, ARMS 1028, 9:30-10:20am. 
  • Jan 17: Staff Meeting, ARMS 1109 8:30-9:20am. 
  • Jan 21: Faculty Candidate Research Seminar, ARMS 1028, 9:30-10:20am. 
  • Jan 22: Faculty Meeting, ARMS BO98B, Innovation Studio, 9:30-11:20am.
  • Jan 23: Faculty Candidate Research Seminar, ARMS 1028, 9:30-10:20am. 
  • Jan 28: Faculty Candidate Research Seminar, ARMS 1028, 9:30-10:20am. 
  • Jan 29: Assistant Professors meet with Head, Innovation Studio, 9:30-10:20am.
  • Jan 30: Faculty Candidate Research Seminar, ARMS 1028, 9:30-10:20am. 
  • Feb 4: Faculty Candidate Research Seminar, ARMS 1028, 9:30-10:20am. 
  • Feb 5: Faculty Meeting, ARMS BO98B, Innovation Studio, 9:30-11:20am.
  • Feb 6:  Faculty Candidate Research Seminar, ARMS 1028, 9:30-10:20am. 
  • Feb 12: Associate Professors meet with Head, Innovation Studio, 9:30-10:20am
  • Feb 13: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS BO71, 3:30-4:20pm. 
  • Feb 19: Faculty Mentoring Conversation, ARMS BO98B, Innovation Studio, 9:30-11:20am.
  • Feb 19: ENE Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebrating 45 Years of  Interdisciplinary Engineering Education.
  • Feb 20: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS BO71, 3:30-4:20pm.
  • Feb 26: Faculty Meeting, ARMS BO98B, Innovation Studio, 9:30-11:20am
  • Feb 27: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS BO71, 3:30-4:20pm.
  • Mar 3: Graduate Students meet with Head, TBD, 9:30-10:20am.
  • Mar 6: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS BO71, 3:30-4:20pm.
  • Mar 12: Faculty Meeting, ARMS BO98B, Innovation Studio, 9:30-11:20am
  • Mar 13: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS BO71, 3:30-4:20pm.
  • Mar 17-21: Spring Break
  • Mar 27: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS BO71, 3:30-4:20pm.
  • Mar 28: Staff Meeting, ARMS 1109 8:30-9:20am. 
  • April 2: Faculty Meeting, ARMS BO98B, Innovation Studio, 9:30-11:20am.
  • April 3: ENE GSA Town Hall, ARMS BO71, 3:30-4:20pm. 
  • April 8: Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Board meeting.
  • April 9: ENE Turns 10: Celebrating a Decade of ENE/ Open House and Research Exhibition
  • April 10: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS BO71, 3:30-4:20pm.
  • April 16: Faculty FYE Research Conversation, ARMS BO98B, Innovation Studio, 9:30-11:20am.
  • April 17: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS BO71, 3:30-4:20pm.
  • April 23: Faculty Meeting, ARMS BO98B, Innovation Studio, 9:30-11:20am.
  • April 24: ENE Research Seminar, ARMS BO71, 3:30-4:20pm.
  • May 2: Classes End
  • May 7: Faculty Meeting, ARMS BO98B, Innovation Studio, 9:30-11:20am.
  • May 14-15: ENE Advance, ARMS BO98, Ideas to Innovation Learning Laboratory, 9:30am-3:30pm.
  • May 17-18 Commencement

Summer 2014

  • June 12-13: Purdue, Engineering Education Futures: Hearing Global Perspectives
  • June 14: ENE Alums & Friends Reception, Indianapolis Interdisciplinary Engineering Education
  • June 15-18: ASEE Conference, Indianapolis Engineering Education Futures

News and Information: 1/13

New ENE Director of Communications

Mike Loizzo starts today so please stop by and say hello in ARMS 1327 (Lisa’s old office),.

Mike came to Purdue in July 2005 to work for public radio station WBAA. During his eight and a half years at the station, he served as a producer, reporter, anchor and news director. Mike also helped with the station’s fundraising and community engagement activities. Prior to coming to Purdue, he spent many years as a reporter and producer in public radio and TV as well as commercial TV. Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.


Interviews for ENE and STEM Cluster Faculty Positions

Over the next month a series of individuals will be visiting campus to interview for one of the open faculty positions.

Each candidate will arrive on the first date indicated (e.g. Jan 13), be shown around campus with a faculty host then have dinner with a small group of faculty and graduate students. The second date indicated (e.g. Jan 14) is the main interview day. Candidates will have breakfast, tour our facilities, present a seminar at 9:30am (see Calendar), have meetings with various faculty and staff, visit a FYE and graduate class and then have a formal interview with the search committee late in the afternoon. Candidates will be staying in town on the evening of the second day. 

To suggest content for future issues of ENE Memo, contact Mike Loizzo or David Radcliffe by midday Friday for the following week's issue.