May/June 2002
Volume Two - Issue Three

ICES Events

MOVING 4TH INTO ENGINEERING - Click to see event photos...

Each spring, ICES hosts Moving 4th Into Engineering, an outreach program that is sponsored by PITA, ICES, and the College of Engineering. This year's program took place on Saturday, April 27. A group of local fourth-grade students from five different Pittsburgh Public Schools spent a full day on Carnegie Mellon's campus, engaging in fun and educational engineering activities.

Throughout the day the students participated in various experiments and exercises, from a variety of engineering disciplines. The students worked with polymers, got to try some "hands on" experiments and even made their own rocket which they actually launched in Schenley Park.

Moving 4th aims to inspire young students to seek out future studies in math, science and engineering. A diverse group of faculty, staff and student volunteers led the program and worked with the children throughout the day. This outreach event was possible by the collaborative efforts of volunteers from the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as ICES.

This year's volunteers include following ICES faculty, students and staff members: Cristina Amon, Annette Jacobson, Susan Finger, Tiffany Booth, Charlie Matous, Donna Yocum, Liz Levin, Justin Kulla, Dana Hilinski and Rhonda Moyer. Thanks to each of you for volunteering your time. Your participation was truly invaluable and very much appreciated. It is entirely due to your efforts that the event was a success.
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There was a great turnout for the ICES Happy Hour at Club Havana in Shadyside on Wednesday, April 24. The festivities kicked off at 6 p.m. and for some lasted into the late evening. There was good food, catered by Khalil's, libations, music, and of course dancing. Take a look at some of the pictures captured from this fun filled evening.
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On April 4th, the Advanced Infrastructure Systems (AIS) laboratory held it's first open house to present current research projects. The open house was attended by more than 40 members of the academic community and representatives from local businesses.

Researchers in AIS seek to address information poverty problems associated with civil infrastructure by exploring ubiquitous computing technologies that are critical for supporting civil infrastructure operation and maintenance. These technologies include: embedded, wireless MEMS-based sensors; speech-controlled mobile computing; and small, flexibly configured micro-robotic systems.

Members of the AIS laboratory, research topics and additional information concerning the open house can be found at:

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