All faculty and staff are invited to bid farewell to Kitty Harmon at a party in her honor on Friday, April 26, at 4:30 p.m., in the gallery of Shiley Hall’s second floor. Refreshments will be provided. Instead of bringing a gift, Kitty has requested that her friends and colleagues make a donation to the Kitty C. Harmon Scholarship for the Study of Engineering and Music. For more information contact Kim Spir, engineering, at 7314 or email@example.com.
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The 2013 Engineers Week at the University of Portland started with bridge building, flag football team battles between programs, and the Honduran Culture booth sponsored by UP’s Engineers Without Borders. Other activities included a water balloon launch in the quad, robotics demonstrations, tug-of-war, an Engineering Olympics, and more.
Heather Dillon’s thermodynamic class, ME 322, created thermodynamic-themed art which was on display. The Society of Women Engineers sponsored resume reviews and the “What Not to Wear at a Job Fair” fashion show.
Faculty, staff and students attended the mid-week 49th Oregon State Annual Engineers Week High School Banquet and Expo. Engineering program counselor Kitty Harmon presented a display and Power Point presentation at an Engineering Week event in Salem.
The week’s activities at UP concluded with the SWE Engineering and Science Career Fair in Shiley Hall, attended by thirty companies and employers. The fair was co-hosted by UP’s Career Services.
See Dillon’s slideshow at http://tinyurl.com/d79jp5d. Photos from the Career Fair are here: http://tinyurl.com/cpzxley.
Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, will speak on the University campus on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Her talk is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
The lecture, titled “Lessons Learned: The Journey of One Technical Woman,” is co-sponsored by Shiley School of Engineering, Society of Women Engineers, the Pamplin School of Business Administration, and the Center for Entrepreneurship. A reception will follow.
Whitney will draw on her own experience as a technical woman, an entrepreneur, and as an executive in both the corporate and non-profit worlds to provide a roadmap of how to achieve your dreams, why understanding the broader impact of 0ne’s decisions can make a difference, the importance of the marriage between technical expertise and innovative thinking, and more.
She has received numerous awards including the 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Service Award, the 46th annual Marie Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award, the Women’s Venture Fund Highest Leaf, and many more. She serves on the advisory boards of Caltech’s Information Science and Technology Initiative, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and Illuminate Ventures.
For more information contact Kim Spir, engineering, at 7314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Dean’s Forum has been scheduled with Sharon Jones on Tuesday, February 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Shiley Hall room 319. All are welcome to bring questions, comments, concerns and an appetite to this open forum. Pizza and beverages will be provided and there will be a drawing for five Shiley School of Engineering t-shirts. For more information contact Kim Spir, engineering, at 7314 or email@example.com.
January 19 will be the 93rd birthday of the late Donald P. Shiley, whose $12 million gift made possible the renovation of the University’s engineering building, renamed in his honor as Shiley Hall.
A later $8 million gift from the Shileys resulted in the renaming of the engineering program as the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering. While the generosity of Mr. Shiley and his wife, University regent Darlene Shiley, has played a huge part in furthering the University’s mission, the Shileys have long been known as philanthropists and friends of higher education around the country. Donald Shiley passed away on July 31, 2010.
In honor of Donald Shiley’s birthday, engineering professor Aziz Inan has looked into how the numbers add up:
If Donald Shiley’s birth year of 1920 is split as 19 and 20, the reverse of the sum of these two numbers equals his new age of 93.
If numbers 1 to 26 are assigned to letters of the English alphabet as A = 1, B = 2, etc., the letters of “Donald” and “Shiley” each add up to 50 and 78 and their sum is 128. Note that double the reverse of 93 yields 78 (“Shiley”)! Also, the divisors of 93 (which are 1, 3, 31, and 93) add up to 128 (that is, “Donald Shiley”). In addition, 93 = 3 x 31 where the difference of these two primes equals the difference of “Donald” and “Shiley.”
Donald Shiley’s full birth dates in all years in the 21st century (except year 2100) and year 2000 expressed as 011920AB (where digits A and B can each take any values between 0 and 9) possess a unique property. How? The middle four digits always equals 1920 (his birth year).
Mr. Shiley’s 99th birthday expressed as 01192019 will be very special. Why? If the places of numbers “20” and “19” on its right side are switched, what comes out? (Answer: 01191920!)
Donald’s 128th birthday to occur in 2048 will be unique. Why? First, 128 represents “Donald Shiley.” Second, the number 128 equals 2^7 and 2048 is 2^11! (Indeed, 2048 will mark the highestpower year to occur.) Third, 1920 equals 128 times 15 where 15 is (2^3 + 2^2 + 2^1 + 2^0)!
Inan has worked out other special notable numbers in honor of Mr. Shiley’s birthday, available at http://tinyurl.com/a89qohl.
A number of Shiley School of Engineering faculty are committing their time and engergies by volunteering to support many of their highest achieving engineering students, according to engineering dean Sharon Jones. She thanks the following for their continued service: Tim Doughty, Campus Fulbright Committee 2012, honors program mentor 2012-2014; MarkKennedy, Campus Fulbright Committee 2012, honors senior project advisor 2011-12, spring 2012embedded honors course; Debbie Munro, Goldwater Campus Committee 2012; Robert Albright, honors senior project advisor 2011-12;Joseph Hoffbeck, honors senior project advisor 2011-12; Aziz Inan, honors senior project advisor2011-12; V. Dakshina Murty, honors senior projectadvisor 2011-12; Andrew Nuxoll, honors programmentor 2011-2013, honors senior project advisor2011-12, fall 2011 embedded honors course; andKaren Ward, honors program mentor 2012-2014.
For more information contact engineering at7314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.