Alumni Connections: College of Engineering and Applied Science
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Alumni Connections: College of Engineering and Applied Science, February 2011

Dan DandapaniGreetings from the College of Engineering & Applied Science

Now that the Spring semester is in full swing we would like to report that Spring 2011 Student Credit Hours (SCH) are up
by 19% compared to Spring 2010.

To reflect on more college news, EAS is playing its part in connecting UCCS globally.

I, along with our Chancellor and Provost visited Pune, India for the last 10 days. With our continued collaboration and as our partnership grows the Master of Engineering Information Assurance program is scheduled to start offering UCCS classes in the Fall 2011 semester. For more information about our cooperation please click here.

Once again, we want to thank you for enduring with us as part of our community, college and commitment to excellence.

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Campus Posts 3 Percent Enrollment Growth

Enrollment GrowthSpring 2011 student enrollment increased by more than 3 percent from a year ago, according to figures released recently by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Enrollment Management. (More)

UCCS will Collaborate for Technology and Management Programs in India

Engineering BuildingUCCS announced today plans for offering its programs in India and setting up a Center for Services Excellence through a partnership with Global Talent Track and Europe Asia Business School. (More)

 

 

EAB Member of the Month: M. Scott Trimboli, Ph.D., Director, Center for Space Studies

Scott TrimboliDr. Trimboli is the Director of the Center for Space Studies (CSS), a component of the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers (NISSSC) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). The Center is focused on promoting space through research, education and outreach with a focus on military space.  In addition to his role as CSS director, Dr. Trimboli serves on the faculty of the College of Engineering and Applied Science where he directs masters degree programs in Space Operations, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management; he also teaches advanced courses in control theory within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  

Dr. Trimboli held various positions in both the commercial and defense industry before joining the staff of UCCS in 2007.  Prior to that, he served over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force where he completed two faculty tours with the Department of Astronautics at the U.S. Air Force Academy and was selected for the prestigious AFOSR Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program in 1992 where he worked as control systems specialist on a multi-national research team for the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) in Göttingen, Germany.  He later served as director of the first worldwide operational test of the Milstar satellite communications system.  His industry experience includes positions with two commercial software companies where he worked as a director of product strategy and then as program manager for a cutting edge information fusion and data visualization system. 

He received his M.S from Columbia University and Ph.D. from Oxford University; current research interests include multivariable robust control, model predictive control, and information fusion.

Dr. Trimboli serves on the Board of Directors for eSpace, the Center for Space Entrepreneurship, located in Louisville, Colorado.

Alumni Relations Launches New Facebook Page

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The UCCS Alumni and Friends Association Facebook group has been so successful that it is in the process of transitioning to a Facebook page. The transition will allow us to to continue communicating with you about the latest developments at your alma mater, from new academic programs to special events designed specifically for our alumni.

If you're already a member of the group, it will be deactivated on March 1. Please "like" our new page today so that we don't lose touch with you.

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Join us on Facebook- www.facebook.com/EngineeringandAppliedScience

Check out upcoming events, photos and even help start your graduating class group. Graduated in 2000, 2001 or 2002? Reconnect with your peers.

EAS Faculty News

Kalkur's BookDr. Thottam Kalkur, Chair and Professor for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department just published a new book, Design of RF CMOS Low Noise Amplifiers. For more information please click here.

Dr. Michael Calvisi, an Assistant Professor for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, was awarded over $10,000 from the Air Force Research Laboratory to fund his project entitled "Cavitation Modeling."

 

Alumni Profile: Nancy Noriega, College of Business, Class of 1991

Nancy NoriegaNancy Noriega graduated in 1991 after receiving her B.A. in business administration and often reflects on the confidence that her education instilled in her and the many ways it has contributed to her ability to be an effective leader.

Nancy's fondest memory at UCCS happened in the summer of 1990. "I participated in a special program which focused on encouraging minority students to pursue graduate studies." (More)

Alumni Advancement Lecture Series to feature President Emeritus John Buechner presenting on The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It

John BuechnerJoin the UCCS Alumni and Friends Association on Saturday, April 2 at 9:30 a.m. for the semi-annual Alumni Advancement Lecture Series and Campus Tour.

Our keynote speaker will be President Emeritus of the University of Colorado John Buechner. Dr. Buechner will present on The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It. He will cover a practical approach, with suggestions, for persuading and influencing others, e.g, work committees, public bodies, and groups. He will provide examples of "what not to do" as well as suggestions for helping to effectively develop these all-important skills.

This event also includes a complimentary breakfast buffet for alumni attendees, a campus update from UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, and an optional campus tour following the lecture (both shuttle and walking options will be available).

More information will be available as the event date approaches, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (719) 255-3180 for details.

Seeking Nominations for the 2011 Alumni and Friends Award

Venkat Reddy and Becky MedvedThe Alumni and Friends Association is seeking nominations for the 2011 Alumni and Friends Award. This award is given to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a significant contribution to further the growth and development of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

The criteria for the Alumni and Friends Award are as follows:

  • The candidate does not have to be an alumnus
  • The candidate can be an individual, organization, business or agency
  • The award is not open to current university staff, students or faculty, since these groups already have their own awards programs established
  • The candidate must have demonstrated a very strong commitment to our campus

Please send a letter of nomination to the Office of University Events and Alumni Relations before February 28. This letter should reflect the reasons why your candidate should be considered for this award.

The Alumni and Friends Advisory Board will review the nomination letters and select the recipient of this award. The recipient will be recognized for this award at the Campus Awards Ceremony on May 3 in Berger Hall.

In This Issue

Campus Posts Three Percent Enrollment Growth

UCCS will Collaborate for Technology and Management Programs in India

EAB Member of the Month: M. Scott Trimboli, Ph.D., Director, Center for Space Studies

Alumni Relations Launches New Facebook Page

EAS Faculty News

Alumni Profile: Nancy Noriega, College of Business, Class of 1991

Alumni Advancement Lecture Series to Feature President Emeritus John Buechner presenting on The 11th Commandment: Thou Shall Not 'Wing' It

Seeking Nominations for the 2011 Alumni and Friends Award

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April 2:
Alumni Advancement Lecture Series and Campus Tour featuring Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak and Dr. John Buechner, Professor & President Emeritus of the University of Colorado.

April 12:
Café Scientifique, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn more online.

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