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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION DEANS’ TOUR: BOCA RATON 

ECE ALUMNI JUSTIN BAIRD, BSEE ‘97, DEVELOPS GOOGLE ONLINE PLATFORM USED BY THE UNITED NATIONS TO SHOW WORLD LEADERS THE EXTENT OF GLOBAL SUPPORT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION AT RECENT CLIMATE SUMMIT IN COPENHAGEN. 

 


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UM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DEAN TIEN AND CoE DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT RAFAEL ROBLES MET WITH ALUMNI IN LOS ANGELES  

 

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From l to r: Rafael Robles, Director of Advancement; Nevin Millan BSEE ‘00, MSIE ‘02, MBA ‘02; Erisa Hines BSME ‘02; James M. Tien, Distinguished Professor and Dean; Ellen Weston

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From l to r: James M. Tien, Distinguished Professor and Dean; Erisa Hines BSME ‘02


SAMIR ELMIR, ONE OF OUR DOUBLE ALUMNI (MS AND PH.D.) HAS RECEIVED THE FIU’S ROBERT STEMPLE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH PATHS OF PUBLIC HEALTH AWARD FOR HIS PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY. SFL HOSPITAL NEWS ARTICLE


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College of Engineering students Sebastian Aspe, Joseph Dussling, Nicholas Heinz, and Daniel Martinez were honored with this year’s Students of Distinction Award for their second place win in the NASA Aeronautics Contest for their project titled, "The 2058 Aircraft: Quiet Ulta-Efficient Integrated Aircraft."  Their design, which has the capability to reduce fuel consumption and noise pollution, was created for potential use in 50 years.

 

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Christopher Zavatsky, BSCE ‘07, BSAE’07, received the UM Outstanding Young Alumnus Award which recognizes recent graduates who have demonstrated a commitment to the University of Miami through personal effort and enthusiastic participation.  Christopher Zavatsky has been greatly involved with the College of Engineering including serving as a career mentor and guest speaker.  He has helped recruit and hire UM alumni within his professional field and has shown a commitment to the College through his continued involvement and enthusiastic support of College activities. Photo:  Donna Arbide,  Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations (left) and Chris Zavatsky, (right). 


2.24.09 Seitz Memorial 353

Norman G. Einspruch, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering, gave the opening address at a Scientific Symposium in Memory of Frederick Seitz held February 24th, 2009 at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Seitz was President of the National Academy of Sciences and served as President of Rockefeller University, among many significant positions in government and the academy. In 1989, Seitz was awarded the honorary degree D.Sc. by the University of Miami.   Professor Einspruch?s speech served as the backdrop to a day of reflection and praise to Seitz, who served as Einspruch?s mentor. Among those who spoke were Nobel Laureate Paul Nurse, President of the Rockefeller University, Purnell W. Choppin, President Emeritus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Stanley B. Prusiner, M.D., Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, and Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.   Appearing (L to R) in the photo with Einspuch is Dr. Prusiner, who received crucial funding arranged by Seitz and won The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997 for his discovery of the normal form of the prion protein (PrP) that led to the explanation for the cause of bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow disease") and its human equivalent, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.


 

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Spring 2009 Lewis M. Temares Entrepreneurship Forum, Coral Gables, Fl. From L to R: Dr. Leonard Pinchuk; William Scott Green UM Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education; Dr. Lewis Temares, Vice President for Information Technology; Susan Amat, executive director of The Launch Pad; UM College of Engineering Dean James M. Tien; and UM Trustee Robert C. Strauss.


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UM CEO Forum in Coral Gables,  FL on April 20, 2009. From left to right: GE’s Jeffrey Immelt, FPL’s Lew Hay, UM’s President Donna Shalala, UM School of Business’ Dean Barbara Kahn, Cisco’s John Chambers and UM College of Engineering’s Dean James Tien. Photo by Doug Murray/Florida Power & Light Company.


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From left to right: Dean James Tien, UM College of Engineering, Karen Wilkening, Barbra Gonzalez, Robert A. Robbins, Citizen’s Board member, Esq., Rafael Robles.

A 2008 Holiday Celebration hosted by the University of Miami Citizen’s Board at the home of Citizen’s Board member, Alejandra Lamas.  The Citizen’s Board has a long record with the College of Engineering. Recently, a lead gift to the College’s Society of Woman Engineers (SWE) helped fund the best-attended regional conference in SWE history.  The planning committee of twenty-four young technically-minded women came together to form a team, and received an education beyond that of the classroom earning them the SOAR Award for Excellence.  Established in 1946, the University of Miami Citizens Board is a select group of more than 300 business, professional, and civic leaders who actively support the University’s philanthropic efforts and promote UM programs through firsthand contact with students, faculty, administrators, and facilities on all of the University’s campuses.

 

 


    UM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DEAN TIEN AND CoE DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT RAFAEL ROBLES MET WITH ALUMNI IN PHOENIX AT THE RECENT SHPE (SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS) CONFERENCE

dinner2 From left to right: Dean Tien and Emre Veziroglu.

dinner From left to right: Emre Veziroglu, Rafael Robles, Andrea Soto, Dean Tien, Felicia Soto, Adrian Rodriguez.