2005 - 2006 Academic Year News Release Archive

Research aims to bring virtual reality to the farm

June 26th, 2006 — Faculty and students in Valparaiso's College of Engineering are working with researchers in Japan to develop a virtual reality system for controlling farm equipment.
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Valpo first in German scholarship awards

June 23rd, 2006 — Three engineering students have won highly competitive scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service to spend nearly a year studying and working in German.
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Professor to research advanced jet technology

May 31st, 2006 — This summer, Valpo engineering professor Dr. Kathleen Sevener is conducting research on materials that could be used in hypersonic jets being developed by the U.S. Air Force.
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Engineering professor wins alumni teaching award

May 23rd, 2006 — Dr. Douglaw Tougaw, a leading researcher on the design of nanocomputers, is the 2006-2007 recipient of Valpo's Distinguished Teaching Award.
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Students honored by engineering honor society

May 10th, 2006 — Valparaiso's College of Engineering is the only engineering school in the U.S. to have its students win multiple Tau Beta Pi Fellowships and a Tau Beta Pi Scholarship.
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Students to complete water project in Kenya

May 9th, 2006 — Valpo's chapter of Engineers Without Borders will travel to Kenya this May to complete a three-year project to provide drinking and irrigation water to a drought-stricken village.
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Student wins National Science Foundation fellowship

May 5th, 2006 — Rachel Husfeld, a civil engineering major from Katy, Texas, has won a fellowship from the National Science Foundation to pursue graduate studies in structural engineering.
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Student engineering projects showcased at Design Expo

May 2nd, 2006 — Approximately 100 Valpo engineering students will demonstrate their creations during the eighth annual Design Expo on May 6.
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Professors honored at engineering education conference

May 2nd, 2006 — Three Valpo professors were honored for their scholarly work and service at the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education - Illinois/Indiana Section.
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Engineering students get German education

March 27th, 2006 — Three students in the Valpo International Engineering Program are gaining engineering experience and preparing for the global business world in Germany.
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Engineers Without Borders wins national award

February 28th, 2006 — Valpo's chapter of Engineers Without Borders recently won the Educational Achievement Award at the EWB-USA international conference.
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Professor to study earthquake in Turkey

February 24th, 2006 — Dr. Carmine Polito, Jenny professor of emerging technology, will study the effects of an earthquake in Turkey during a March research trip that could affect building projects around the world.
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Engineering students plan Central America project

February 23rd, 2006 — A team of students from Valpo's College of Engineering will travel to Nicaragua over spring break to build a windmill and generator to provide electricity for a health clinic and school.
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Student named to USA Today Academic Team

February 15th, 2006 — Valparaiso is one of only 20 colleges and universities in the country to have a student named to USA Today's All-USA College Academic Team in each of the past two years.
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Alumnus to talk about Mars mission

January 17th, 2006 — A Valpo alumnus who is one of the leaders of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission will discuss the project during a Jan. 25 talk on campus.
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Engineering dean's company leading technology advances

January 9th, 2006 — Innovation is a key driver of the economy, says Valpo engineering dean Kraig Olejniczak, founder of a company that's leading advances in electronics designed for high-temperature environments.
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Engineering prof helps design innovative knee implant

November 22nd, 2005 — Engineering instructor Ross Mack has helped design a partial knee replacement that recently won a technology competition.
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Professors receive grants for teaching, travel

November 16th, 2005 — The University has awarded 10 grants to professors for classroom equipment, presentation of their research and other activities to enhance teaching at Valpo.
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Engineering honor society wins chapter award

October 31st, 2005 — Valpo's chapter of Tau Beta Pi was one of only 30 in the country to receive the Chapter Project Award in recognition of its excellent projects during the 2004-2005 academic year.
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Master's program to develop engineering leaders

October 25th, 2005 — The new master's of engineering management program at Valpo will equip engineers with the skills they need to assume leadership roles.
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Student bridge to be dedicated at Homecoming

September 30th, 2005 — The historic Valpo Student Bridge will be dedicated Saturday, Oct. 8, as part of Homecoming Weekend festivities.
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Alumni, faculty to be honored during Homecoming

September 28th, 2005 — Valpo alumni and a faculty member will be honored for their service to the University, professional accomplishments and service to others during Homecoming weekend.
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Accreditation renewed for engineering programs

September 15th, 2005 — Academic programs offered in the College of Engineering have been reaccredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc.
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Virtual reality open houses scheduled for fall

August 31st, 2005 — Valpo's College of Engineering will host public open houses at its Scientific Visualization Laboratory twice a week this fall.
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Magazine again cites Valpo for excellence, value

August 19th, 2005 — For the 17th consecutive year, Valparaiso University has been identified as one of the Midwest’s top-ranked, master’s-level colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
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