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School of Engineering Alumni Update - February 2014
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For Sale: Radiant House!

SCU's 2013 entry in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon is on the auction block! Read more about this amazing opportunity to purchase a gorgeous net zero energy home at a bargain-basement price.

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Celebrate eWeek!

Join us as Jonathan Harvey '91, VP of Devcon Construction, and Project Executive for the new 49ers Stadium gives us an insider's view of the building of this state-of-the-art marvel: Feb. 20, 6 p.m., St. Clare Room.

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Alumni, Faculty, and Student News:
Ruth Davis

Ruth Davis (computer engineering and associate dean for undergraduate programs) took part in a TechWomen Delegation Trip to Rwanda Feb. 2-7. She was a panelist discussing "Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Fields in Rwanda," and toured schools and firms involved in science and technology.


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Pankti Doshi '14 and Jessica Garcia '14 (bioengineering) won the $1000 Grand Prize at the SCEO Business Plan Competition, for their Engineering Senior Design Project, "Methane to Methanol Conversion Device." The pair is collaborating with Single Cell Technology, an industry pioneer in the field of antibody discovery.


Chris Kitts

Chris Kitts (mechanical engineering) gave an invited presentation on recent research work in adaptive multi-robot navigation at the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference in Mobile, AL. He also presented SCU's marine robotics program to personnel from the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology (NIUST) at the University of Mississippi.


Sally Wood

Sally Wood (electrical engineering) was elected as a member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE for a three year term from Jan. 2014 through Dec. 2016. She has also been appointed to a two year term as the IEEE Signal Processing Society representative to the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee.


Nick Xydes

Nick Xydes '13, a recent graduate who is currently pursuing his master's degree in mechanical engineering, was named the $1,000 Technology Sector Winner of the 2013 CAPE Program offered by the Leavey School of Business. Nick presented his plan for "Skyview," an affordable aerial filming device, before a distinguished panel of Silicon Valley leaders, venture capitalists and investors, Jan. 22.


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Nominations open for the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award honoring alumni whose accomplishments in their professions, communities, and University service have set them apart in regard to service to the profession, service to the community, and/or service to the School of Engineering. More.


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Talk to us! We love to hear your stories. Have you started a company, been granted a patent, helped your community, or received an award? Tell us! Email Heidi Williams, Director of Communications.