Faculty and Staff News — 19 September 2012
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Faculty & Staff News

Professor Deaton at Mars Habitat

College of Aeronautics

John Deaton published “Finding the team for Mars: A psychological and human factors analysis of a Mars desert research station crew” in the journal, Work: Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.

College of Engineering

Mehmet Kaya published “Acoustic characterization of ultrasound-mediated targeted delivery of stem cells in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology as well as “Theranostic oxygen delivery using ultrasound and microbubbles” in Theranostics.

Scott Tilley has published his book Software Testing in the Cloud: Migration and Execution. The co-author is adjunct faculty member Tauhida Parveen.

At a luncheon in September, Dean Fred Ham presented the college’s annual excellence awards to the following recipients:

Walter M. Nunn, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching: Albert Bleakley, Construction Management Program

Faculty Excellence Award for Research: Geoffrey Swain, Department of Marine & Environmental Systems (DMES)

Faculty Excellence Award for Service: George Maul, DMES head

Outstanding Staff Award: Sheila Rodriquez, administrative assistant, COE Dean’s Office

College of Science

Junda Lin attended the World Aquaculture Society meeting in Prague, Czech Republic. He made two oral presentations, on seahorse aquaculture and resources in China, and the reproductive biology of the Lysmata shrimp, and co-chaired the session, “The Ornamentals.”
 

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Vanessa Edkins published “Evaluating the due process and crime control perspectives using Rasch measurement analysis” in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation.

Frank Webbe published “Sports neuropsychology in diverse athlete populations: Contemporary findings and special considerations” in the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.

Federal Government Relations and Partnerships

Tristan Fiedler received $24,650 in funding from the FAA for promoting the university’s FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. Florida Tech is one of several such centers; all participate in promoting research leading to the safe advance of commercial space travel.

External Relations

On Oct. 8 Winston Scott will be honored with induction into the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Alumni Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of Coral Gables Senior High School and Frances S. Tucker Elementary School in Miami. The induction will take place at the New World Symphony Center in Miami Beach.

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business
Department of Extended Studies

The students’ solutions in a simulation game, SCMGlobe, in Dennis Duke’s graduate supply chain management class at the Orlando site impressed the game creator Michael Hugos. The game complements Hugos’ best-selling book, Essentials of Supply Chain Management. In appreciation, Hugos intends to incorporate the students’ solution into an instructor manual and may put the solution into the next version of the game. The students will get credit, of course.

This November, Ralph Harper, professor and director of the Spaceport site, will receive the 2012 Blanchard-Langford Award given by the Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals. The award is “to recognize and honor individuals and groups who have advanced the discipline of logistics engineering through their endeavors, accomplishments and stewardship in areas that include education, engineering and management.”

Evans Library

The library will host the current juried exhibition, “Once upon a Time,” works by members of the Strawbridge Art League Oct. 1-Jan. 7, 2013. The Viewers’ Choice Award will be given at an informal reception Oct. 12 at 4 p.m.

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