March/April 2002
Volume Two - Issue Two

ICES Events

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) will host its annual symposium on Monday, March 25 at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers. The schedule runs from 12:45 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. with a full list of speakers from industry, academia and government. Session topics will touch upon the successes of the PITA program, now embarking on its fifth year, and the economic development activities that have resulted from the program. The day will conclude with a poster session and reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending the symposium, or if you would like more information about the symposium schedule, please contact Dana Hilinski at Symposium Agenda...

The Advanced Infrastructure Systems (AIS) Laboratory at ICES is having an open house and reception from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on April 4 in the Singleton Room in Roberts Hall. This event is open to university, industry and agency community members who are interested in design, funding, construction, maintenance, operation and monitoring of civil infrastructures. The Open House will display the depth and breadth of research happening in AIS and ICES to address current and future civil infrastructure challenges. An informal poster session and a feedback session will be the primary means of interaction.

Professor Jim Garrett (CEE), the Director of AIS, its faculty members and students would like to extend an invitation to members of the ICES community and anyone who is interested in attending. For more information or to register for this event, please contact Dana Hilinski at
Click to read more about the AIS Laboratory...

Club Havana, Shadyside
Wednesday, April 24th

Join us on Wednesday, April 24 at Club Havana in Shadyside for our annual spring season happy hour. The festivities will start at 6 p.m., complete with food, libations, music, games and prizes. At 8 p.m., the happy hour will conclude and Havana's weekly Wednesday night latin dance party begins, featuring free dance lessons and endless salsa beats. A $5.00 cover will be imposed at that time, and this cover charge will also include one drink.
Club Havana, 5744 Ellsworth Avenue, is conveniently located within walking distance to campus, or via the Carnegie Mellon shuttle bus that runs through Shadyside. For more information or to RSVP, please send email to Dana at


Please mark your calendars for the following seminar brought to you jointly by ICES and Mechanical Engineering. For more information please contact Christina Cowan at

March 15, at 2:30 p.m. in room 125 Scaife Hall, Professor Amy Fleischer of Villanova will speak on "Thermal Management of Electronics."

March 28, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. in room 2224 Hamburg Hall, Professor Kincho Law of Stanford University will speak on Vibration-Based Structural Health Monitoring and Damage Assessment

April 22, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. in room 1202 Hamburg Hall, Professor Robert Savinell of Case Western Reserve University will speak on Fuel Cells

May 3, 2002 at 12:00 p.m. in room 1202 Hamburg Hall, Professor Chao-Yang Wang of Penn State University will speak on Fuel Cells


Volunteers are needed to represent ICES and the College of Engineering at two upcoming outreach events.

The Carnegie Science Center will host the Third Annual Pittsburgh International Science and Technology Festival (SciTech Festival)
April 6-14
Phil Campbell is currently seeking volunteers for various time slots throughout the week. This is a wonderful opportunity for faculty, staff and students to share their knowledge to a broad audience. This past February, ICES participated in Engineer's Week, a similar educational event that was also hosted by the Carnegie Science Center. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped make this event a success. Click to see Photos... If you are interested in participating or if you have an educational exhibit idea that may be a good component for the ICES booth, please contact Dana Hilinski at

Volunteers are also needed for Moving 4th into Engineering.
Each spring, ICES invites 4th-grade students from several Pittsburgh Public Schools to spend a full day on campus engaging in fun and educational engineering activities. This year's program will take place on Saturday, April 27. A diverse group of faculty, staff and student volunteers are needed to work with the children throughout the day. For more information about this program, or if you are interested in participating please contact Dana Hilinski at

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ICES Calendar

PITA Symposium Harrisburg, PA, March 25

AIS Open House on April 4

Annual Spring Happy Hour ~ Salsa Style: Club Havana, Shadyside, Wed. April 24

ICES Seminars

Volunteers Needed for Expanding Outreach Activities


30-Day Travel Expense Reimbursement Policy

Rich Hoff: Prism Magazine

Kacey Marra: TEQ Magazine

Cristina Amon, PITA Symposium: Pittsburgh Business Times

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