the trip, Professor Amon also met with the vice-president of research
and development of Codelco, the Chilean Copper Corporation, which is the
biggest Copper Mining Company in the world. The objective of this talk
was to establish mechanisms of cooperation among Coldeco, USACH and CMU,
and to help develop technological projects of interest for the Chilean
Welcomes New Graduate Students
Tuition Benefit Tax-Free Status Reinstated
127 permitted Carnegie Mellon to provide tax-free graduate tuition benefits
to employees up to $5,250 per calendar year. Section 127 expired on June
30, 1996, and Carnegie Mellon could no longer provide tax-free graduate
tuition benefits. This reinstatement will once again allow the tax-free
benefit after Jan. 1, 2002.
Hoff Joins ICES as Industrial Liaison
Prior to joining ICES, Hoff worked in the engineering/consulting field for more than 16 years. He was employed with Michael Baker Corporation from 1992 until this past August. When asked why he decided to accept the position with Carnegie Mellon, Hoff replied "I love Pittsburgh and southwestern PA and I wanted to play a bigger role in helping to change the perception of this area. CMU-ICES is poised to play a bigger role in helping Pittsburgh continue the metamorphosis from 'smokey city' to a recognized technical center of excellence. ICES can do this by supporting existing industries and greenhouses and by creating and attracting a critical mass of high-tech businesses based on new technologies and applications."
Hoff currently resides in Crafton with his wife MaryAnn. She is employed by PPG Industries and has just completed her master's degree in Public Management. In his spare time, Hoff likes to golf, hike and fly fish. He and his wife have a weekend home in Prince Gallitzin State Park and that is where they spend most of their leisure time. Hoff is a native of Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Year 5 Awards To Be Announced
Rogues Gallery Photos Set For September 28
The professorship was endowed by life trustee Raymond J. Lane in memory of his father, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's Mechanical Engineering Department. Upon receiving the endowed professorship, Dr. Amon said, "I am very grateful to Mr. Lane for his generosity in establishing this professorship in memory of his father. I am also grateful to the university leadership for bestowing this great honor on me and to my good fortune of having outstanding students and colleagues to collaborate with over the years. The Lane name is well known to all within the high tech community, and I carry the title of Lane Professor with great pride."
Anderson will host a ceremony to officially award the professorship to
Dr. Amon on Wednesday, October 17 at 4:00pm in the Singleton Room in Roberts
Krishnan, Professor, Heinz
Smailagic, Research Faculty, ICES
personal interests include all types of art, but mainly sketching and
creating watercolor paintings. She and her husband Steve both enjoy touring
historical sites and collecting and watching horror flicks. They recently
combined their love for both by spending the weekend at a haunted bed
and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The ever-daring Rhonda also
loves to hunt for unusual items at flea markets around town. Recently,
Rhonda's love of reading inspired her to start her own book club called
the "Booksie Chicks". Rhonda can be contacted for proposal submission,
accounting issues, human resource information, and of course for a recommendation
of a good scary movie.
~Upcoming Events -- Mark Your Calendars!~
Attention all students, faculty and staff: If you think you will ever need to make a poster for a conference, class, etc., this workshop is for you. We will discuss many helpful poster making tips, overview the ICES graphic standards, and have an open discussion for questions and/or comments about creating, printing and displaying posters - basically all topics except the technical content specific to your research. After all, you want your poster to best represent all of the hard work you have done! Lunch will be served during the session. If you are interested, please RSVP to Donna Yocum at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, September 27, 2001.
Appreciation Days Coming in October
Baseball Outing at PNC Park
Kacey Marra introduced the girls to the field of Biomedical and Health
Engineering. She discussed topics such as artificial organs, tissue engineering,
and the use of metal, ceramics, and polymers in the body. Other faculty
including Cristina Amon, Gary Fedder, and Annette Jacobson discussed their
respective areas of engineering. The students then performed experiments
in the related engineering fields. All of the all the girls became familiar
with new technologies that may one day become their desired area of study.