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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    degree in physics at SFSU in order to integrate knowledge of physics into her media and performance I d been riding the fence between wanting to be a scientist and wanting to be an artist and then I realized that I could merge the two together as a science entertainer In the tradition of cabaret Williams satirizes many of the most provocative political and ethical issues in science today like women in science funding and nuclear and energy policies Money makes science go round as they say in Cabaret and I try to push buttons in a funny way This gig gives me the unique opportunity to express my opinions to some major players in physics whether they listen or not depends on how well I express myself At heart both a scientist and performance artist she has performed at the 44th Midwest Solid State Conference at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln the US Particle Accelerator School in Berkeley the APS Particle Accelerator Conference in Vancouver and the IEEE Symposium on Compound Semiconductors in San Diego recently Herb Goronkin Chair of the IEEE symposium said of her performance She established easy rapport with a notoriously difficult audience of engineers and scientists Jim Kelley Dean of the College of Science and Engineering agrees She s really good She thoroughly prepares for her performances by reading up on the latest research and interviewing physicists working in the field And she s a great entertainer to boot This summer she appeared at the 10th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars Stellar Systems and the Sun sponsored by the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Attended by the leading scientists in astrophysics Geoff Marcy said of his former student In physics we pride ourselves on other worldly creative thinking the kind that leads to theories

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/%7Escience/newsletters/fall1997/alumnidomain.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    Whenever good equipment or lab supplies are being disposed of at Genentech members of the club let Mitra know and she picks them up and brings them to the Biology Department stockroom She has dropped off tubes a pH meter disposable Tyvek lab coats Finn pipettes clamps for tubing gloves glass Pasteur pipettes syringe needles tissue culture flasks cell culture inserts Eppendorf repeater tips glass microfiber filters Nunc bioassay dishes and chamber slides Thank you Mitra Mitra also met with a representative from Genentech s human resources department to discuss intern recruiting She is working with Grace Gillies and Jim Cheng at State to put the necessary infrastructure in place so that SFSU students are given as much of an opportunity as students from other Bay Area universities This includes giving students resume building guidance club members contacting managers about SF State students who would be excellent to hire as temps and alumni attending on campus job fairs A Sierran Getaway Jim Steele Director of the Sierra Nevada Field Campus and a graduate of SFSU invites all science and engineering alumni to a getaway in the Sierra for a week of fun with your family and members of your company s alumni club Enjoy boating wildflower hikes astronomy talks bird banding and mammal trapping If your company doesn t have a club yet this could be your kick off event Located just north of Truckee the field campus provides meals flush toilets and hot showers Contact Jim soon space fills up quickly He can be reached at jsteele sfsu edu or call the College office and leave him a message 415 338 1571 For more information on the Sierra Nevada Field Campus point your browser to thecity sfsu edu snfc PG E A group of alumni met with Rene Marxheimer

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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    CNA courses to the University Representatives of the Local Academies mostly San Francisco Unified School District high schools have come to campus to enroll in the initial training courses These representatives will return to their schools and begin teaching high school students the basics of networking next Spring The long range plans for CNA include a curriculum to be offered at the university level as well As a department we look forward to building on our relationship with Cisco said Gerald Eisman Chair of the Computer Science Department at SFSU Attention Small Manufacturers Waste Not Want Not The Industrial Assessment Center IAC is a unique industrial program in the School of Engineering Funded by a contract from the U S Department of Energy and one of only two such programs in California the IAC employs mechanical electrical and civil engineering students to perform energy and waste assessments on small and medium sized manufacturing facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area The benefits go both ways giving hands on experience to students and making manufacturing companies more efficient and cost effective Best of all the IAC does not charge its clients Under the leadership of engineering faculty Ahmad Ganji Shy Shenq Liou and Ron Trauner student teams visit manufacturing facilities identify patterns of energy consumption and waste generation and produce an engineering report which includes an executive summary an accounting of the energy used and waste generated at the site followed by conservation and minimization recommendations Between forty and fifty per cent of our recommendations are implemented representing substantial savings for the manufacturer explained Ron Trauner In order to receive this no cost service firms must be engaged in manufacturing have fewer than 500 employees have an annual energy consumption bill of less than 1 7 million have no in house

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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    of his son David in April running the service with passion and joy despite a continuous assault with chemotherapy He died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends Striving for excellence in the shadow of his father Linus Pauling the only person ever to win two unshared Nobel Prizes Crellin obtained his baccalaureate degree at Reed College in Portland Oregon and his Ph D in genetics at the University of Washington Seattle After serving on the faculty at the University of California Riverside Crellin came to San Francisco to chair the rapidly growing Department of Biology Under Crellin s able leadership the department became a visible force in research and an innovative center for teacher education Just nine days before his death Crellin received two awards from the California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology CSUPERB in recognition of his long service to that organization and his immense contributions to biotechnology education Crellin has had an inestimable impact on CSU biotechnology writes A Stephen Dahms Director of CSUPERB His over 16 year commitment to excellence in the CSU will stand the test of time setting standards for those to follow Crellin is survived by his wife

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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    reflecting the differences between the two campuses While most of Chico State s graduates relocate after living on campus for four years our graduates tend to stay in the Bay Area So a good deal of Chico s effort went into forming regional chapters while the majority of SFSU s chapters are organized around campus departments and colleges SFSU only has two regional chapters Los Angeles and Washington D C

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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    inducted into the Inventor s Hall of Fame in 1996 and is a Kyoto Prize laureate for 1997 Dave Walden B A Math 1964 of the Center for Quality of Management will speak on The History of the Internet from 1960 to 2000 on Wednesday November 12th He was part of the small team of scientists and engineers who developed the first packet switching network the ARPANET the precursor of

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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    of the Pacific are experiencing very high ocean temperatures Monteverdi stresses that he has seen no respectable meteorological projections that link this to predictions of rainfall levels 3 to 4 times higher than normal The record of the eight well documented past El Niños leads him to conclude that we are likely to have wetter conditions than normal in San Francisco Bay Area this year perhaps approaching two times normal

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  • Newsletters of the SFSU College of Science & Engineering Alumni Chapter
    new starts for all of last year MASTEP 5 million received from the National Science Foundation for the MASTEP program Math and Science Teacher Education Program a collaborative project to improve the teaching of science and mathematics in the Bay Area Operating as a consortium of the math and science faculty from SFSU and five other bay area colleges SJSU City College of San Francisco College of San Mateo Evergreen Valley Community College and San Jose City College the program aims to attract more underrepresented minorities to teach science and math RTC The Romberg Tiburon Centers for Environmental Studies received 1 6 million also from NSF matched with 8 million from SFSU for lab renovation This was the last year that NSF will be awarding grants for capital improvements Biomedical Research Facility 4 4 million from NIH to create a Biomedical Research Facility to encourage biomedical research at non doctoral granting universities and to strengthen the number of underrepresented minorities in the biomedical sciences One of only six awardees nationwide and the only recipient west of the Mississippi the grant will allow SFSU faculty to create research collaborations with faculty at three University of California campuses San Francisco Davis and Berkeley The grant will also bring a number of postdoctoral fellows to our campus Bruce Macher Chemistry and Biochemistry will direct the new center Infrastructure The campus is undergoing a major infrastructure renewal project which is the reason why you ll see plenty of trenches fences and heavy machinery if you visit campus this year We are getting a new power plant sewer lines electrical and fiber optic system It is a 67 million project and will be underway for the next 18 months Many buildings including the Administration Building and Hensill Hall are also scheduled for seismic upgrades Hensill

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/%7Escience/newsletters/spring1997/stateofthecollege.html (2016-02-13)
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