ENE Memo: October 24, 2011

News and Information: 10/24

Staff News

  • We wish Tami Conn the best of luck in her new position in the College of Pharmacy. Her last day in ENE will be Wednesday, November 2. Tami, we'll miss you, and thank you for over nine years of service in ENE!

  • Welcome to Tammy Hare, who joins ENE today as a Secretary V. (Many of you know her from her previous position in the Armstrong Business Office.) Tammy will be filling in the vacancy left by Karen Ferry and will be providing support for Monica Cox, Demetra Evangelou, Brent Jesiek, Krishna Madhavan, Matt Ohland, Ruth Streveler, and Eric Holloway.

 


Full House at Science on Tap

ENE and assorted other Purdue folks and community members filled the upper floor of the Lafayette Brewing Co. last Thursday night for Dr. Radcliffe's *Science on Tap* presentation: "50th Anniversary of Spaceflight: Lessons for Tomorrow." Our graduate students graciously arranged for rides for visiting prospective students, capping off their open-house experience (see "Kudos" for more on that), and lots of faculty and staff were present as well. An enjoyable, and informative, whole-of-school event!

 


ENE Research Seminar

Speaker    

Dr. Michael Horn, Northwestern University

Title Blocks and Stickers: Rethinking the where and how of Learning to Program
Details 3:30-4:20 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27,  Forney Hall, Room G124

 


National or Independence days

Calendar: 10/24

Spring 2012

Kudos: 10/24

...to Senay Purzer, Matt Ohland, Loretta McKinniss, and the ENE Graduate Students Association for the high-energy Open House for prospective graduate students was held this past Wednesday and Thursday. We hosted 16 prospective students reflecting a broad range of experiences and educational backgrounds, including graduate degrees in fields such as engineering, business, and education. Some guests came from nearby places, such as Lafayette, Indianapolis, and Chicago, while others travelled internationally to find out about us. The event started with a poster symposium and dinner on Wednesday. On Thursday, Dr. Radcliffe presented information about ENE during breakfast, and prospective students had opportunities to meet with faculty, get detailed information about being admitted to our program, and attend the ENE research seminar. The project was a great success, mainly thanks to Loretta McKinniss, who managed the details of the planning. In addition, the ENE Graduate Student Association and our graduate students played an essential role in making our visitors welcome.

  .... to Becky Fry and Lisa Tally for setting up and staffing the ENE booth together with Kristin Deckard as part of the Homecoming Weekend activities and to Jim Whitford  and Heidi Diefes-Dux for setting up the i2i Learning Lab display and for showing visitors around together with Teri Reed-Rhoads. Thanks also to Julie Russell for doing lots of behind the scenes work that made it possible, including organizing the refreshments.  The weather was warm and sunny so people traffic was less hectic than in past years. Please come to the kitchen today and enjoy the beautiful fruit and snacks left over.

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