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ENE Memo: October 15, 2012

Calendar: 10/15

Fall 2012

  • Oct 21-22 - INSPIRE Dinner and Board meeting
  • Oct 24-25 - PhD Open House
  • Nov 1 - 2nd Annual ENE Interdisciplinary Colloquium - "Where did I leave my chariot?"
  • Nov 2 - Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council (E2IAC) - Theme: Preparing for Strategic Growth

Spring 2013

  • Feb 20 - Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Awards 
  • Feb 18-22 - National Engineers Week
  • April 8-9 - Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council (E2IAC) - Theme: ENE's Second Decade

Kudos: 10/15

Rick Zadoks' Purdue EAA Loyalty Rick Zadoks (Chair of our Industrial Advisory Council), who was presented the Loyalty Award from the Purdue Engineering Alumni Association at the Dean's Homecoming Dinner on Saturday evening. (Rick's award is shown at right.) Bill Oakes, who, with Maeve Drummond and Dulcy Abraham, has received funding from Purdue's Office of Engagement for the proposal "Create an anchor for education and community service using the EPICS model for curriculum innovation." Marisol Mercado Santiago on the successful completion of an engineering class that she has taught in India to Tibetan students living in exile.  Marisol's high-school-age students, attending Tibetan Children's Village in Selakui, have given their final presentations on their projects. Marisol has done a tremendous job recruiting students, gaining the support of the school's administration, working with the spiritual leaders, and inspiring the students—all through her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations on a job well done.

...Lisa Tally, Becky Fry, Eric Holloway and Kristin Deckhard for volunteering to help with the Homecoming Weekend display and i2i Learning Lab tours. It was a very rewarding event as we reconnected with four IDE alums whom we had lost contact with. All are keen to help current MDE/IDES students, and they are all pleased to see how IDE lives on as a core part of ENE and feel proud to be part of ENE and the innovative things we are doing, in the spirit of the original IDE program.

News and Information: 10/15

Welcome, Lynn!

Today is Lynn Hegewald's first day as an ENE staff member. As our new Instructional Support Coordinator, Lynn brings several years of extensive technical writing and instructional design experience, as well as industry engineering experience (at companies such as Eli Lilly and Frito-Lay), to ENE. Lynn is also a Purdue alum, with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Welcome, Lynn!


FYE Ops Center floor planConstruction to Start This Month on FYE Ops-Center

Construction will be starting this month on the First-Year Engineering Ops-Center in ARMS B122. This room, formerly the stock room of the i2i Learning Lab, is being converted to an office space that will house Jim Whitford and Lynn Hegewald, provide for a meeting space, and serve as the coordination and administrative center for the First-Year Engineering classes. Located next to the i2i Learning Lab, the Ops-Center will allow the instructional support team to better serve students, instructors, and teaching assistants. We anticipate to be operational by Jan 3, 2013.  At right: Floor plan for FYE Ops-Center.


IT Support: Gordon Skiles Is Now in ARMS 1236

Look for Gordon in his new office location, ARMS 1236.


Open Access for Graduate Students (Places are Limited)

Please join us Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:30 am in Hicks Undergraduate Library (HIKS), Room G980D, for a “pizza and panel” discussion on open access for graduate students.  As a member of the next generation of scholars who will conduct research and further critical knowledge, you likely need to know about open access. It encompasses both making knowledge more accessible globally, and ensuring authors'  rights to make research outputs available. 

Come join us over an informal lunch and discussion to learn about it, the benefits for you and for research in general. We will have a panel to  help you get to know more about it. Bring your appetite and questions!

Seating is limited-- the first 50 students who RSVP will see video presentations introducing open access concepts and join an informal discussion.   Please RSVP by October 17, 2012, for us to order pizzas, cookies and drinks for this event. Use this link to let us know you will attend:


A Word from ENEGSA

This Thursday the ENEGSA is traveling to Precision Putt Plus for putt putting and batting cages. This event is family friendly! Come one, come all. GSA will provide snacks and warm apple cider. Please e-mail Ruth for details.

Also this week is the CoE Olympics. Corey needs a few volunteers to help run the event. If there is interest in setting up a team simply e-mail the ENE student list or Corey directly. The event is THIS Friday and starts at 5PM. It should last a few hours and it should be FUN!

The Grad Recruitment Open House is a little over one week away. Justin has sent out an e-mail asking for volunteers to set-up posters for the event on Wednesday 10/24/12 at 2:30 PM. The more volunteers, the less time it will take to set-up. Last year this took about 5-10 minutes. Furthermore, please consider signing up to present a poster and staying for dinner on Wednesday October 24 at 4:30 pm. Following dinner, the ENEGSA will travel to a nearby coffee shop. We will provide the coffee, while you provide the socializing.

"The only really valuable thing is intuition." (Einstein)

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