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E-Week at the School of Engineering
by Joy Wasai

National Engineer’s Week or E-Week, was February 21-28, 2004. The SCU Engineering Council which is currently comprised of 10 student engineering organizations worked hard to plan events and activities to celebrate E-Week. Funded by the School of Engineering, the organizations were able to provide free food and raffle prizes to engineering students. There were also fun activities such as one where students could throw darts at a picture of a professor of their choosing to win free food. Special thanks to Dr. Cary Yang, Dean Daniel Pitt, SoE, and the organizations that helped make this week’s event successful.

E-Week
Students' Event during
Engineer's Week

Scott Gunther
Scott Gunther receives
SVEC Award

SVEC Scholarships Awarded to SOE Students
School of Engineering seniors Scott Gunther, Mechanical Engineering, and Carol Reiley, Computer Engineering, were recently awarded the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Scholarships. The SVEC (www.svec.org) honored the scholarship winners at the annual Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet held at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel on February 27. Steve Wozniak and other Valley luminaries were honored and spoke at the event.

SCU Senior Receives Top Honor at NCEMSF National Conference
Ana Papasin, a senior Electrical Engineering student, earned the EMS Foundation Provider of the Year award at the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation Conference (NCEMSF) held February 27-29 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ana and team members Juan-Carlos Guzman and Danny Zepeda used wireless technology to improve campus EMS operations.

Ana Papasin
Ana with
NCEMSF Pres.

Ana Papasin
L-R: Pozdnyakov, Bridges, & Bulka

SCU Team Places in Windows Challenge
SCU School of Engineering computer engineering major Tomas Bulka and teammates CJ Bridges and Pavel Pozdnyakov, both computer science majors from the School of Arts and Sciences, took fourth place for their "Mobile Digital Fingerprint Identification System" in the first Microsoft Windows ChallengE competition held on March 20. Twenty-nine student teams designed and implemented a working prototype device for the theme: "Make the World a Safer Place." Microsoft's Windows Embedded Devices Group; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE); and the Computer Society International Design Competition (CSIDC) sponsored the event.
The SCU team will go on to compete in the CSIDC Final Report Selection for the World Finals competition to be held June 27-29 in Washington D.C.

Janice Mendoza Receives Grant for Internship at Texas A&M
Janice Mendoza received a grant for an internship at Texas A&M for the Undergraduate Summer Research Program at the Dwight Look College of Engineering. She will be going for the summer and working with Dr. Karen Butler-Purry whose special interests are Computer and Intelligent Systems Application to Power Distribution Systems, Distribution Automation and Management, Fault Diagnosis Estimation of Remaining Life of Transformers, Intelligent Reconfiguration and System Modeling and Simulation for Hybrid Vehicles.

Janice Mendoza