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Russ Werneth of NASA (12-08-20)

Dear Faculty and Students,

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) is privileged to host Russ Werneth on campus Tuesday December 9th. He will be speaking in the TLC at 7:00pm. He is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Outreach Specialist for NASA. We know that it is right before finals, but this was the only time we were able to book him, and we are excited to have him here.

He will be talking about the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions (when they repair and improve the telescope) , and the tools they used to train astronauts for those missions. Russ is a very knowledgeable on these topics and a great speaker. So, we are looking forward to an engaging talk which will interest all science faculty and students. After the talk, he will answer questions.

We are look forward to hearing him and we hope you will join us. Take a short break from studying to hear and amazing speaker Tuesday at 7:00 in the TLC.



Registration Reminder (11-07-08)

A reminder now that registration season is open: you must meet with your advisor before your schedule will be approved. At that meeting, you must bring an up-to-date status sheet, which your advisor will sign and copy.

I suggest that you meet soon with your advisor as many students wait until the last day. When this happens, it is not possible for us (faculty) to process all the status sheets and some students run the risk of losing their schedules.



Dr. David Edwards to Speak on Ray Tracing (04-22-08)

Ray Tracing: Whence and Whither

ACM is hosting an information session with Dr. David Edwards. Dr. Edwards is from the University of Utah School of Computing and will be addressing topics on ray tracing such as what ray tracing is, how it is useful and where it is going. The talk will take place Thursday, April 24th, at 8 pm in HAL 214.



Informational Session about Software-defined Radio with Dr. Sven Bilen (04-14-08)

Software-defined Radio: The Future of Radio

On Tuesday, April 15th, at 6:30 pm, there will be an informational session with Penn State Professor of Engineering Design and Electrical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Sven G. Bilen. During this event, Dr. Bilen will discuss matters like what impact SDR will have on communication and what applications for SDR are currently being developed. This talk will take place in HAL 214.



Tim Hopper to give talk on summer REU project (02-08-08)

On Tuesday, February 19th at 7:00 in HAL 214, Tim Hopper will be giving a talk about his summer REU (Research Experience as an Undergraduate) project. The topic will be Ramsey Numbers for Quadrilaterals in Four Colors. The project he worked on was investigating (and seeking to prove) a conjecture about ways to color the edges of graphs with distinct colors. Tim used computers to search out the cases they were investigating. His presentation will include many pictures and graphics. KME will be providing refreshments during the talk.


Maya Now Available in CS Lab (02-07-08)

Maya 2008 is now available on two of the LIVE-M workstations running 64-bit Vista in the CS lab. The systems that currently have it are number three and four in the very first row (when counting from the left). A third copy will be available on one of the LIVE-M machines running XP shortly.


K3GCC Amateur Radio Club Contest - Saturday at 9AM (12-08-07)

On Saturday, from 9am to 5pm, the GCC Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the ARRL 10m contest.

We will be operating from the club station, in the TLC.

Click here for a link to the contest rules.

We will be entering K3GCC in the Multioperator – Single Transmitter category.



IEEE ACM: Graduate Panel (10-23-07)

Is Graduate school for you?

Masters MBA or PhD.?

What should you do now?

Is it too late?

Advice from those who know.

This Thursday, October 25th at 9:00PM, HAL110

ACM Grad Panel Poster



ACM Speaker: Dr. Anderson THIS Wednesday (10-8-07)

Good Evening, ACM!

I’m excited to inform you that we have a special guest speaker coming this Wednesday, October 10th at 7:30 PM in the TLC Auditorium! Bring your friends – it’s a free, open lecture for anyone interested!

Dr. Richard Anderson, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, will be presenting under the title, “Classroom Presenter: The History of a Tablet PC-Based Classroom Interaction System”.

To enhance your experience Wednesday, you should install the following software (but you don’t have to):

http://www.cs.washington.edu/education/dl/presenter/downloads/CP3/

Here is the abstract if you want the low-down on the topic:

ABSTRACT:
Classroom Presenter is a Tablet PC based classroom interaction system that has been under development at University of Washington since 2002. There are two key ideas associated with the system: integrating digital ink with electronic slides to increase the instructor's flexibility while lecturing, and giving students a mechanism to submit content to the instructor that can be then incorporated into the classroom discussion.

This talk will give an overview of the system, describing its history and how it evolved from a tool to support distance learning to a classroom interaction system. The talk will also cover a set of lessons about using the Tablet PC in the classroom, including a discussion of successful and unsuccessful features of the system.

Additional information about Classroom Presenter is available at:
http://www.cs.washington.edu/education/dl/presenter/

BIOGRAPHY:
Richard Anderson is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from Reed College in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1985. He joined the University of Washington in 1986, after a one-year Postdoc at the Mathematical Science Research Institute in Berkeley, CA. In 1987 he received an NSF Presidential Young Investigator award. He spent the 1993-1994 academic year as a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science, in Bangalore, India, and the 2001-2002 academic year as a visiting researcher in the Learning Sciences and Technology group at Microsoft Research. While at Microsoft, he started the development of Classroom Presenter, a tool for delivering presentations from the Tablet PC, and continued leading the project on his return to University of Washington. He was the 2007 recipient of the University of Washington, College of Engineering Faculty Innovator for Teaching Award.

I hope you and your friends can join us on Wednesday!

Ryan Lynham
Secretary, ACM



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Software Defined Radio: The Future of Radio (4-17-07)

Dr. Sven G. Bilén
Assoc. Professor of Electrical Engineering and Engineering Design
The Pennsylvania State University

Software-defined radio (SDR) is an emerging technology that promises to have a significant impact within the communications and consumer products industries, as well as government. In an SDR system, functions that were formerly carried out solely in hardware (i.e., generation of transmitted signal, tuning, demodulation of received signal) are performed in software, generally via FPGAs and DSP chips. This makes them extremely flexible in that one system can become any of a variety of radio transceivers.

This talk will overview SDR systems and discuss some of the applications for which they are being developed. The promise of SDR as a platform for cognitive radio will also be discussed.


The talk will be Thursday, 19 April at 4PM in Hoyt Hall Room 113.



Attention Faculty: Brulant, Inc. Presentation on April 18th (4-12-07)

On Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30pm in HAL 216, we will be having representatives
from BRULANT, INC. (see below for company information) in Cleveland, OH
here on campus to make a presentation on their company.

1997 GCC alumnus Justin King currently works here and is serving as an advocate for our students for internship and full-time job opportunities. This is an excellent company comparable to Accenture Consulting and H.B. Maynard! They are looking for Technical and Business Analyst Positions and have a scheduled on-campus interview date for Thursday,
April 19th
.

If you would like to attend the presentation, we would love to have you.

Also, you are invited to have lunch with us and the representatives from Brulant next Thursday, April 19th at the Gee.

*Please RSVP by email to let me know if you will be able to attend lunch.*





Brulant is one of the nation’s preeminent online solutions experts, fusing leading-edge technology with break-through interactive marketing and creative design. The company was recently ranked by Advertising Age Magazine as the 36th largest interactive firm in the country and the 4th largest in the Midwest. Our core competencies include interactive marketing and strategy, creative design and usability, technology services, website and portal development, and business intelligence. We will be hosting an Information Session to discuss Brulant, what we do and who we are.

We will also be discussing available job opportunities, including internships,
Business Analyst and Technical Analyst positions. Please visit www.brulant.com to learn more about these openings. Please Join Us!

What: Information Session
When: Wednesday April, 18th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: HAL 216

Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.


Mandy Sposato, '00
Assistant Director of Career Services
Grove City College
Ph. 724-458-2051
alsposato@gcc.edu





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