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Featured items from the October 31st Rose Exchange meeting
November 2, 2012
The campus is putting the finishing touches on plans for the ABET
(Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) evaluators'
campus renewal accreditation review of our engineering and computer
science programs on November 4-6. Julia Williams, Executive
Director of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning and
Assessment has helped get the institute prepared for this important
|Engaged attendees of the wildly successful Rose Startup!
- The first Rose Startup! Workshop was an overwhelming success,
with more than 200 registrants getting advice from successful
entrepreneurs-many of them being alumni. This workshop was
organized by members of the new Rose Innovative Student
Entrepreneurs (RISE) organization. Sponsors were Exact Target, Taft
Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Rose-Hulman's Department of
Engineering Management, and Rose-Hulman's Office of Career
Services. Bill Kline, Dean of Innovation; Michael Davids, Director
of Marketing; and Mackenzie Valandingham, IRPA's Administrative
Assistant and Conference Coordinator, helped RISE members with
- Dr. Luchen Li, Associate Dean of Global Programs, and Brazil
native Luís Fernando Peláez Covatti were interviewed by the
Talk2Brazilinternet radio show on October 29. They shared the
Brazil Science Without Borders students' experience at Rose-Hulman
to the audience in Brazil and throughout the world. Enjoy an
archive of the show at Talk 2 Brazil http://bit.ly/V0UkFs.
- The new William Alfred Cook Laboratory for Bioscience Research
was featured in this month's Inside Indiana Business' Biosciences
E-newsletter. Dr. Michael Mueller, Ph.D., head of the Department of
Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Coppinger were quoted in the
- The Office of Student Affairs has organized several Family
Weekend activities for November 2-3, including a poker tournament,
parent information sessions, and a dinner.
- Nine students from Sweden's Uppsala University are visiting
campus this week as part of an international design project with
our computer science and software engineering students. The
visitors are experiencing campus life and exchanging project
- Students with meal plans recently contributed to the campus'
United Way fundraising drive through a Give-Up-A-Meal program.
- The Office of Admissions has hosted more than 250 prospective
students and families in October. Also, a group of high school
counselors got a firsthand look at campus on October 29-30.
- Alumnus Michael Mussallem, Chairman and CEO of Edwards
Lifesciences, had a good campus visit while presenting the keynote
address at the Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative
Undergraduate Symposium. Enhancing the visit were Dr. Elizabeth
Hagerman, Ph.D. (Rose-Hulman Ventures), Dr. Mark Brandt, Ph.D.
(chemistry and biochemistry), Dr. Peter Coppinger, Ph.D. (applied
biology and biomedical engineering), and Dick Boyce (Institutional
- The largest class (13 students) has been inducted into the
Computer Science Honor Society. An induction ceremony was conducted
on October 30.
- Homework Hotline tutors will organize an Egg Drop Contest for
the Children's Museum of Terre Haute's Science Saturday program on
- Human Resources Consultant Kimberly LaGrange will present a
supervisor development seminar on "You Receive an Employee
Complaint: Now What?" on November 15, from 1:35-2:35 p.m., in the
Performing Arts Room of the Hulman Union. Contact the Office of
Human Resources for more information.
- A total of 130 alumni attended the Indianapolis Colts' home
game against the Cleveland Browns-an event organized by the Office
of Alumni Affairs.
- Baseball team members completed the program's annual community
service project at Clay County's Exotic Feline Rescue Center.
- Congratulations to Timothy Chow, Director of Institutional
Research, for earning his Ph.D.
- The Explore Engineering program for middle- and high-school
students will begin November 6 with three hands-on activity
options: robotics (organized by Dr. David Mutchler, Ph.D.),
electronics (IEEE) and popsicle bridge building (ASCE). Meetings
last from 7-8:30 p.m. and start in Room M-137 of Myers Hall. The
cost is $10 per student for each meeting. Contact Dale Long,
Director of Media Relations/Explore Engineering Co-Director, for
registration and schedule information.
- Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr. Zac Chambers, Ph.D.,
recently informed members of the institute's Indianapolis Board of
Associates about the Advanced Transportation System program.
- Senior Liz Evans (MA/EE) presented "Archimedes in Sports" and
James Foulkes (EE) presented "Adaptive Trilateration for Use in
Wireless Systems" at the 40th annual Mathematics Conference at
Miami University on "Statistics in Sports." The students were
accompanied by Dr. Diane Evans, Ph.D.
- The volleyball team took a step toward defending last year's
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament title with a
first-round victory over Bluffton University on October 30. Coach
Brenda Goble's team will play Transylvania University in Saturday's
semifinal round in Cincinnati, Ohio. If successful, the
championship match will be Sunday at the same site.
- The Drama Club is presenting its fall musical "The
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on November 1-3
at 7:30 p.m. on the Hatfield Hall Theater stage. Tickets are
available at the ticket desk at 877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield
Hall lobby between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekday and noon to 5 p.m.
- The following faculty and staff members were thanked for
helping at this year's Day of Service (October 20): Pete Gustafson,
Donna Gustafson, Leslie King, Maggie Redman, Kyle Rhodes, Nebula
Schultz, Charles Walls, John McSweeney, Janie Szabo, Ashley Bernal,
Dan O'Leary, Ali O'Leary, Lydni Bahr, Mike DeVasher, Patsy Brackin,
and Ella Ingram. The event was organized by Kristen Loyd.
- The Innovation Hour for the Winter Quarter is planned on
November 27, from 4:20-5:10 p.m., in the Hatfield Hall
- Mathematics Professors Dave Goulet, Ph.D, and senior biomedical
engineering student Ted Samore attended "Model-Based Analysis and
Control of Cellular Processes" recently at Purdue University. This
provided additional insight to Samore's summer Weaver/IRC project
in computational biology. He will continue this research during the
winter quarter, working with Goulet.
Editor's Note: Some news items from the October 24th
meeting are featured in this report.