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Dean Lim     I hope everyone enjoyed CEAS Night at Fifth Third Arena as I did. CEAS recognized our Engineers of the Month and high school teaching partners in STEM education at center court - a show of excellence in learning and teaching. It doesn't get any better (and the Bearcats won).
    I am pleased to report that CEAS is continuing to strengthen its foothold as the college of choice among many prospective students. Same day comparisons of applications to CEAS are up 13% over 2013 and 20% over 2012.
    This past fall we welcomed our first group of Chinese students who are enrolled in our new Joint Co-op Institute (JCI) established in partnership with Chongqing University. Nearly 70 electrical and mechanical engineering students are pursuing the UC engineering curriculum in Chongqing.
    CEAS will be well represented at the 2014 Innovation Awards presented by the Cincinnati Business Courier in April. Five CEAS faculty have been nominated for awards, including: Chong Ahn, Ian Papautsky, Anastasios Angelopoulos, Mingming Lu and Andrew Steckl. I am also pleased to note that six CEAS faculty will be recognized for receiving patents for inventions at the UC basketball game on February 6 when our Bearcats host the University of Connecticut.
    In my travels last year, I enjoyed meeting with many of our alumni and friends who contribute greatly to our success. We appreciate the opportunity to connect with all of you and look forward to your participation in our exciting future.
CEAS Night at 5/3 Arena, January 23

University of Cincinnati President Santa J. Ono and Professor Jason Heikenfeld have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

GE Aviation and University of Cincinnati Research Institute - Collaborating on the Future of Aerospace

The collaborative partnership, announced at the end of October, will create the GE Aviation Research Center in Evendale, Ohio, and offer CEAS students and faculty the opportunity to tackle the next generation of material and engineering challenges in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Photo by Lisa Ventre
Clark Beck, was one of two African-Americans who helped break the color barrier in engineering.

With him in the photo is his grandson, Emory, one of hundreds of minority students he has mentored. Dr. Beck is speaking to the Diversity and Inclusion Team at Marathon Petroleum Co. on February 14 - and he's taking his grandson, CEAS mechanical engineering senior Emory Beck-Millerton, along for the occasion.

CEAS faculty and students present their research at SciTech2014, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference.
Students and faculty from UC's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics presented at this year's conference discussing research spanning a range of topics including jet noise suppression, new propulsion technology involving controlled detonations, clean combustion, UAV flight control, fuzzy logic, and computational fluid dynamics.

SciTech 2014 logo; image courtesy of

Professor Jay Lee, PhD. accepts the Alexander Schwarzkopf prize.
UC's Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) was recognized on Jan. 9 for its research contribution to technology.

The NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) directed by Dr. Jay Lee, Ohio Eminent Scholar & L.W. Scott Alter Chair, and Distinguished Research Professor, was selected as this year's winner of the Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation.

CEAS Alumnus honored by President Obama

Moises Carreon, PhD, ChE '03, was named by President Obama as one of 102 researchers to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers - the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. The winners will receive their awards at a Washington, DC ceremony in the coming year.

Aerospace engineering graduate student Wei Wei controls an unmanned aerial vehicle during a test burn.
Don't Fear the Dawn of the Drones - Someday One Just Might Save Your Life, Thanks to UC Research

University of Cincinnati engineering researchers are finding new and unique approaches to developing autopilots for unmanned aerial vehicles and getting them into the hands of firefighters and other first responders.

Electrical engineering professors now rank in Ohio's Top 25 STEM Professors

CEAS celebrates the recognition of Jason Heikenfeld and Andrew J. Steckl on their ranking as two of Ohio's Top 25 STEM Professors, according to Online Schools Ohio.

Professors Heikenfeld, left, and Steckl

Dennis Demoss, left, receives award from emcee Dave Watkins.
Chicagoans for Cincy!

Denny Demoss, BSNE'77, received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award for "faithfully rendering outstanding service to the university" at the First Annual Alumni Awards Gala, held on December 19 at the Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

2014 Nanotechnology Materials and Devices (NMD) Workshop

The University of Cincinnati, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the University of Dayton Research Institute are presenting the 2014 Nanotechnology Materials and Devices (NMD) Workshop.
February 24 -25, 2014
UC Tangeman University Center | Great Hall | Cincinnati, Ohio
No Registration fee. All are welcome.

Generous grant from Terracon to strengthen geotechnical engineering education

CEAS has received a major gift from Terracon to create an endowment for the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management. The purpose of the grant is to strengthen our geotechnical engineering program by producing co-op students and graduates competitive for hire by Terracon and other heavy/civil construction employers in the region. The endowment name will honor both Terracon and Dr. Andrew Bodocsi - UC's lead geotechnical professor for 38 years and a senior consultant at Terracon for the past 15 years.

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