2004 - 2005 Academic Year News Release Archive

Engineering professor honored for service

June 13th, 2005 — Valpo engineering professor Dr. John Steffen has won the Dedicated Service Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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Student wins mechanical engineering award

June 9th, 2005 — Valpo senior Jason Hallman of Rockford, Ill., won a Foundation Scholarship from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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Students return from service mission in Africa

June 1st, 2005 — A team of 14 Valpo students in Engineers Without Borders has returned from a two-week trip to Kenya, where they expanded a water system for a drought-stricken village.
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Students return to Africa for engineering project

May 10th, 2005 — Students in Valpo's chapter of Engineers Without Borders will return to Africa later this month to continue their work in a drought-stricken village.
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Engineering students win national scholarships

May 4th, 2005 — Two Valpo engineering students have been named Tau Beta Pi Scholars for their exemplary scholarship, campus leadership and service.
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Space entrepreneur to speak at commencement

April 27th, 2005 — Dr. Peter Diamandis, an advocate of commercial space travel and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, will speak at Valpo's commencement ceremonies this Sunday for undergraduate and graduate students.
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Design Expo to feature student engineering projects

April 20th, 2005 — The public is invited to attend Valpo's seventh annual Design Expo on April 30 and learn about student research projects and engineering principles.
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Professor honored as outstanding young engineer

March 17th, 2005 — Dr. Doug Tougaw, a leading researcher in the field of nanotechnology, has been named the runner up in the national Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Award competition.
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Junior named to All-USA Academic Team

February 17th, 2005 — Civil engineering major Rachel Husfeld is one of 20 university students from across the country to be selected for the prestigious USA Today All-USA College Academic Team.
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Students awarded research grants

February 1st, 2005 — The University has awarded grants to assist 10 students carry out research projects in engineering, psychology, political science and more.
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Virtual reality open houses set for spring semester

January 20th, 2005 — The virtual reality learning center at Valpo's College of Engineering will open to the public on Thursdays this semester.
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Former engineering dean honored

January 10th, 2005 — A former dean and professor emeritus of civil engineering has received a prestigious honor in recognition of his contributions to the civil engineering profession.
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Women engineering society honored for excellence

October 28th, 2004 — Valpo's Society of Women Engineers has been recognized for its efforts to promote the advancement of women in the field of engineering.
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Student, professor research virtual reality in Japan

October 13th, 2004 — Valpo engineering professor Dr. Jeff Will and senior Adam Slater performed virtual reality research for two weeks in Japan this summer.
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New initiative to teach lean manufacturing

September 20th, 2004 — Valpo will work with manufacturing companies in the region to boost efficiency and prevent the outsourcing of jobs.
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Engineering dean to attend space launch

September 16th, 2004 — Dr. Kraig Olejniczak has been invited to attend the Sept. 29 launch of a contender for the Ansari X Prize.
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Student wins national fraternity engineering award

August 24th, 2004 — Valpo senior Robert Copouls has won Phi Kappa Psi's Ben King Award, honoring a fraternity member who is an engineering major.
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Research paves the way for future of nanotechnology

August 13th, 2004 — Engineering professors and students at Valpo completed research this summer that will advance the development of nanocomputers.
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Engineering students explore virtual reality

July 30th, 2004 — New programs developed for Valpo's virtual reality system will be used by civil and electrical engineering students.
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Professor builds golf putter that thinks

July 2nd, 2004 — A putter recently patented by engineering professor Dale Kempf will help golfers improve their short games.
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