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Featured items from the October 31st Rose Exchange meeting

November 2, 2012

  •  Exchange entrepreneurship  
    Engaged attendees of the wildly successful Rose Startup! Workshop  
    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 visit.
  • 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 event planning.
  • 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
  • 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 article.
  • 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 ideas.
  • 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 Advancement).
  • 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 November 3.
  • 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. on Saturday.
  • 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 Theater.
  • 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.