2006 - 2007 Academic Year News Release Archive

Student vehicle tops 700 miles per gallon

June 11th, 2007 — Valpo's vehicle would be able to drive from New York to Los Angeles on less than 4 gallons of gas based on its performance in the Society of Automotive Engineers Supermileage competition June 7-8.
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Student-designed vehicle is no gas guzzler

May 29th, 2007 — A team of Valpo students hope their specially-designed car will get 1,000 miles per gallon of gas at the national Society of Automotive Engineers Supermileage competition June 7-8.
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Books donated for a better world

May 22nd, 2007 — Students have donated hundreds of books during the past year to support literacy efforts in the United States and throughout the world.
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Solar energy researcher named journal editor

May 21st, 2007 — Dr. Robert Palumbo, one of the world's leading solar energy researchers, has been appointed an associate editor at the Journal of Solar Energy Engineering.
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Students win entrepreneurial fellowships

May 16th, 2007 — Two Valpo students were among 13 Indiana college graduates selected this spring for two-year fellowships with some of the state's leading entrepreneurial companies.
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Young inventors invited to summer camp

May 10th, 2007 — Camp Invention, taking place July 23-27 on campus, will inspire children's creativity through a variety of hands on activities combining science, math, history and the arts.
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Engineering students to demonstrate projects

April 27th, 2007 — Valpo's annual Design Expo on May 5 will feature 40 projects of engineering students, including a car window that won't pinch children's fingers and a fuel injection system for a high mileage car.
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Students go global for engineering experience

April 25th, 2007 — Three students are working for German companies or research organizations this spring through the Valparaiso International Engineering Program.
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Event to showcase student scholarship

April 17th, 2007 — Research projects on watershed and air quality, autism and virtual reality will be among those presented at Valpo's eighth annual Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship on April 25.
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Graduate placement remains high

April 10th, 2007 — The placement rate for Valpo graduates reached 95 percent for the third successive year and an even more favorable job market awaits the class of 2007.
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Authors honored for their work

April 9th, 2007 — More than 20 faculty and staff members will be honored April 19 for writing or editing books published in 2006.
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Students win NSF graduate fellowships

April 3rd, 2007 — Two students have won prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to support their advanced studies with a third receiving honorable mention.
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International education group praises Valpo

March 23rd, 2007 — Valpo is one of six institutions in the United States whose efforts to promote international education have been recognized by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
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Students invited to national research conference

March 20th, 2007 — Valpo will be among the best-represented institutions of higher education at the 21st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, with 35 students presenting their scholarship.
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Conference aims to attract STEM students

February 28th, 2007 — Valpo professors will lead hands-on workshops with area high school students March 5 to show the diverse opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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Engineering students return to Nicaragua

February 27th, 2007 — A team of engineering students will travel to Nicaragua for the third consecutive year during spring break and install a windmill and generator for an orphanage.
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Entrepreneurship events begin Jan. 27

January 23rd, 2007 — Valpo's new entrepreneuship initiative will hold several events this spring, beginning with an Ethics in Entrepreneurship Conference at the Christopher Center.
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Testing of virtual reality vehicle underway

December 4th, 2006 — An engineering professor and student have begun field testing a farm vehicle in Japan controlled by a virtual reality system on campus.
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Faculty receive grants to support research

November 7th, 2006 — Grants will support research examining the growth of theatres in Chicago, the last 20 years of poet Walt Whitman's life and the behavior of soil during earthquakes.
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Engineering students take first in ethics competition

October 25th, 2006 — A team of Valpo students took first in an engineering ethics competition held on campus during a regional Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers leadership conference.
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University to celebrate entrepreneurs

October 19th, 2006 — Two of Valparaiso's most successful entrepreneurs will share their experiences Nov. 2 as part of Indiana Entrepreneurship Week.
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Engineering students to participate in ethics competition

October 13th, 2006 — A team of engineering students will take part in an ethics competition on campus Oct. 21 as part of an IEEE leadership conference.
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Future engineers to test drive equipment

September 12th, 2006 — Prospective students will test drive equipment they may one day design during a Career Day hosted by Valpo's College of Engineering in cooperation with Caterpillar Inc. this Saturday.
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Grant looks to replace fossil fuels with sunlight

August 31st, 2006 — A Valpo professor and students will research how solar energy can replace fossil fuels with a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
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Virtual reality open houses begin this week

August 29th, 2006 — Open houses at Valpo's Scientific Visualization Laboratory will take place Thursday evenings this fall.
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Solar fuel researcher named Jenny professor

August 24th, 2006 — Dr. Robert Palumbo, a Valpo graduate and member of the engineering faculty since 1987, has been named Frederick F. Jenny Professor of Emerging Technology.
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University again cited in magazine rankings

August 18th, 2006 — For the 18th consecutive year, Valpo has been identified as one of the Midwest's top-ranked, master's-level colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report.
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University developing entrepreneurship program

August 7th, 2006 — A new initiative will help prepare Valpo students in engineering, business and other disciplines to become innovators.
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Professor, student studying stormwater treatment

July 20th, 2006 — A research project investigating the effectiveness of stormwater treatment devices will assist cities across the U.S. that have to comply with recent amendments to the Clean Water Act.
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Professor to begin testing soil from earthquake site

July 11th, 2006 — Dr. Carmine Polito will begin analyzing soil samples he took from near the epicenter of an earthquake in Turkey in hopes of helping engineers build safer structures.
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