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Dean's Message - Engineering Security

The theme of this issue of EQuad News is engineering and security -- but new tools and technology, such as those for securing the Internet and for bringing stability to financial markets, are only part of the story. Like all major problems facing society, the subject of security has many dimensions. The work described here exemplifies how engineering connects to other disciplines and how these combined efforts yield dramatic benefits for both society and students.

Massey to discuss the Black Scientific Renaissance at Bell Labs

"The Legacy of the Black Scientific Renaissance at Bell Laboratories in the '70s, '80s and '90s," will be the subject of a talk Wednesday, Feb. 13, by William Massey, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. The talk will begin at 5 p.m. in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

Microphone innovator James West to speak Feb. 9

James West, co-inventor of the modern-day microphone, will give the keynote address Feb. 9 at a leadership conference sponsored by the Princeton chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Fine print: New technique allows fast printing of microscopic electronics

A new technique for printing extraordinarily thin lines quickly over wide areas could lead to larger, less expensive and more versatile electronic displays as well new medical devices, sensors and other technologies.

Don Boroson '73 *77 wins Lincoln Lab award

Don Boroson, group leader of the Optical Communications Technology Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, has been named the recipient of a Lincoln Laboratory Technical Excellence Award. The award recognizes "exceptional, sustained individual technical excellence" in a laboratory mission area.

Robert Kahn *64 wins Japan Prize for pioneering Internet work

Robert Kahn has been named the recipient of the 2008 Japan Prize for Information Communication Theory and Technology.

Christopher Fine '80 presents at VON Fall 2007 Conference

Christopher Fine discussed "Colloboration, Cooperation and Co-opetition" at the VON Fall 2007 Conference in Boston.

Cato Laurencin '80 wins SciAm 50 award, honors from U.Va.

Scientific American magazine named Dr. Cato Laurencin one of the top 50 innovators in 2007. Dr. Laurencin and his team at the University of Virginia were recognized for developing a synthetic scaffold that promotes regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee.

Courtland Perkins, a leader in aeronautical engineering, dies

Courtland Perkins, a pioneer of modern aircraft stability and control, gifted teacher and international leader in the field of engineering, died Jan. 6. He was 95.

Weird water: Discovery challenges long-held beliefs about water's special properties

Researchers were surprised to find a highly simplified model molecule that behaves in much the same way as water, a discovery that upends long-held beliefs about what makes water so special.

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