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Viterbi Newswire 12/04/06

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE

December 4, 2006
E-Newsletter of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

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VITERBI SCHOOL POSITIONED FOR ENERGY FUNDING
USC and the Viterbi School host a forum of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, which will shortly begin issuing requests for proposals.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/viterbi-engineers-present.htm

HOSPITALS GET A DOSE OF ENGINEERING FROM THE VITERBI SCHOOL
A team of industrial and systems engineers are using engineering management techniques to reduce delays in safety net hospital
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/management-engineering-could.htm

BREAKING THE MEDICAL IMAGE COMMUNICATIONS BARRIER
Grid computing technology developed at the Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute facilitates exchanging high resolution medical images.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/breaking-the-medical.htm

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BILL STEIER NAMED AAAS FELLOW
The Viterbi School Electrical Engineer is cited for his work in polymer-based, high-speed opto electronics.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/william-steier-named.htm

SANJIT MITRA ELECTED TO INDIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY
The professor in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/sanjit-mitra-elected.htm

TERRY LANGDON WINS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Terry Langdon, who has appointments in three USC departments, has received the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/terry-langdon-wins.htm

MIKE GRUNTMAN WINS ASTRONAUTIC HONOR
The chair of the Viterbi School Astronautics Division has received the 2006 Luigi Napolitano Award for his book on the history of rocketry.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/mike-gruntman-earns.htm

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USC STUDENTS WIN TRANSPORTATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Kelly Pilarski, a building science senior in the Viterbi School's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has won the Los Angeles Chapter Ava Doner undergraduate scholarship.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/usc-students-win.htm

A COMPUTER FOR EVERY CHILD
New service-learning pilot program has Viterbi students training local elementary students, their teachers and their parents to use latest in computer technology.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/a-computer-for.htm

VITERBI STUDENTS LEAPFROG TO SUCCESS
The student team spend a semester building a lunar landing prototype in a project that continues.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/mission-moon-lander71782.htm

STUDENT PROGRAMMERS SHINE
USC Viterbi School computer science students finish second after an impressive performance in the ACM Collegiate Programming Contest.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2006/student-programmers-shine.htm

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THE BACTERIA WHISPERERS
Read the USC Trojan Family Magazine article about metal-munching microbes and an interdisciplinary team of researchers in hot pursuit of a cool alternative energy source.
http://www.usc.edu/dept/pubrel/trojan_family/winter06/WaterAndPower.html