Lawrence Tech Innovation Spring 2011 : IFC
OV ATION INN CONTENTS 1 From the Dean Lawrence Tech’s College of Engineering bolsters its faculty, curriculum and facilities while pursuing a valued-added approach to education. Industry-sponsored projects Senior projects have been enhanced to provide companies with a cost-effective way to conduct product research and development. Professor of the Year Andrew Gerhart has been named the Michigan 2010 Professor of the Year. Ethics Education Measuring ethical development of engineering undergraduates. Ambitious Agenda The College of Engineering is on a mission to produce graduates who will be leaders and change agents. Implementing BOK2 The Department of Civil Engineering has adopted the ‘body of knowledge’ approach to the curriculum. Center of Excellence: Materials The Center of Innovative Materials Research adds a high-force test system to help design bridges to last 100 years. Center of Excellence: Mobility The Blue Devils Motorsports team will beneﬁt from a new state-of-the-art water brake engine dynamometer. Center of Excellence: Sustainability Lawrence Tech hosts the seventh annual Seminars on Sustainability conference. Center of Excellence: Life Sciences Lawrence Tech adds an environmental scanning electron microscope and the Experimental Biomechanics Laboratory. Center of Excellence: Energy Lawrence Tech students and faculty work on feasibility studies for a geothermal system at a county complex and a new conservation approach for a utility. Center of Excellence: Leadership Lawrence Tech wins two awards recognizing its leadership role in the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network. New Faculty Six new faculty bring new expertise to the College of Engineering. Bookshelf Recent books by Michael Cloud and Vladimir Vantsevich. Conference Papers on Education Lawrence Tech faculty presented papers at several national conferences in 2010. Faculty Achievements Student Achievements 2 5 6 8 12 14 Spring 2011 Volume 3 Published by the Ofﬁce of Marketing and Public Affairs and the College of Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southﬁeld, MI 48075-1058; 248.204.2200 or 800.CALL.LTU, ext. 4; Fax 248.204.2318; email@example.com; www.ltu.edu. Lewis N. Walker President of the University Nabil F. Grace, Dean, College of Engineering Lewis G. Frasch Associate Dean, College of Engineering Elin Jensen Associate Dean, College of Engineering; Innovation Magazine Coordinator Vice President of Advancement: Stephen E. Brown Executive Editor: Bruce J. Annett, Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Managing Editor: Eric Pope (email@example.com) Project Writer: Chris Mead Design: NetWorks Design, Inc. Production Team: Anne Adamus, Deborah Faes, Soﬁa Lulgjuraj Photography: Steve Cantrell, Ken Cook, Soﬁa Lulgjuraj, Justin Munter, Eric Pope, Glen Triest, and others © 2011 by Lawrence Technological University. All rights reserved. Comments about the magazine, articles, or letters may be sent to the Dean of Engineering. Send address changes to (fax) 248.204.2207 or mktngpub@ ltu.edu. On the cover: Lawrence Tech recently installed the Detroit area’s ﬁrst environmental scanning electron microscope in the College of Engineering. Its maximum magniﬁcation of more than 500,000 times can reveal details less than a nanometer (one-billionth of a meter) in size. Assistant Professor Yawen Li, whose grant application led to acquiring the remarkable instrument, works with students Meagan Richardson and Moses Thompson. (Cover photo by Glenn Triest) Notice of non-discriminatory policy: Lawrence Technological University adheres and conforms to all federal, state, and local civil rights regulations, statutes, and ordinances. No person, student, faculty, or staff member will knowingly be discriminated against relative to the above statutes. Lawrence Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 18 19 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 Back Cover: Dean Nabil Grace organizes international workshops.