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Featured items from the June 19th Rose Exchange meeting:

June 24, 2013

Dedication Photo

Celebrating History: President James C. Conwell thanks Trish and Bill Eccles for their contributions in preserving the history of the National Road, now U.S. 40, which brings thousands of travelers past campus every day. Bill Eccles recently retired as a professor at the institute, while Trish was active in several community preservation causes. (Photo by Dale Long)

  • Rose-Hulman’s heritage along the first federally funded interstate highway has been recognized by the Indiana National Road Association (INRA). The organization has placed a historical interpretive panel near a restored historic gasoline station cottage that’s part of the institute’s athletic complex for baseball, softball, and soccer. President James C. Conwell and Senior Vice President Robert Coons joined in the dedication ceremony, along with retired professor Bill Eccles, PhD, and his wife, Trish, who were instrumental in the INRA’s creation and preservation of the gasoline station cottage. Camille Wallace, special events manager for the Office of Institutional Advancement, organized the June 17th ceremony.
  • The Strategic Planning Team will meet on Friday, June 21, to set the course for working groups to begin discussions on implementing plans for the six goals of the strategic plan.
  • President Conwell will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Indianapolis Indians’ game on July 4th at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis. Several alumni, faculty/staff, family members, and special friends will be attending the game and the spectacular post-game fireworks display.
  • Rose-Hulman will once again be well represented at this year’s American Society for Engineering Education’s Annual Conference in Atlanta. Several faculty and administrators are part of organizing committees or will be making presentations.
June 20 2013

Educational Outreach: Physics and Optical Engineering Professor Rob Bunch, PhD, (left) introduced science and technology teachers to modern solid state lighting and its applications including LEDs, light measurement, light propagation, and color during a one-day workshop as part of Rose-Hulman’s role in the Smart Lighting project. (Photo by Dale Long)

  • In Rose-Hulman’s role as an affiliate for the National Science Foundation-sponsored Smart Lighting project, the Department of Physics and Optical Engineering (PHOE) will present a one-day workshop for Indiana and Illinois secondary school teachers on June 20. The workshop will introduce the science and technology of modern solid state lighting and its applications including LEDs, light measurement, light propagation, and color. The workshop, led by PHOE professor Rob Bunch, PhD, will include interactive lectures with group discussions, hands-on experiments, LED sources, and making holograms. Each teacher will receive materials to use in their classroom so they can develop age-appropriate activities that support and enhance science, technology, engineering, and math curricula at their schools.
  • This year’s Summer Scholarship Golf Scramble has attracted more golfers than past events. The scramble will take place on Thursday, June 20, at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. Jason Embry, executive director for development, and Jennifer Kenzor, annual fund coordinator, helped organize the event for the Office of Institutional Advancement.
  • President Conwell recently had a delightful visit with President Emeritus Samuel F. Hulbert in Florida. Sam and his wife, Joy, extend well wishes to their many campus friends.
  • Several alumni, family members, and special friends attended a recent Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. This was another outreach event organized by the Office of Alumni Affairs.
  • Geography professor Michael Kukral, PhD, and mechanical engineering professor Richard Onyancha, PhD, have returned to campus after leading 12 students on a summer study abroad experience throughout Kenya.
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering Department Head Cary Laxer, PhD, will be helping the Office of Alumni Affairs host a Rose-on-the-Road event in Seattle on July 27.