SIUE Engineering Newsletter

Greetings from the Dean
October Events
American Heart Association Funds SIUE Research
Solar Car Team Races to Top 10 Finish
Alumna Recognized Among 30 Under 30
Constructor’s Club Featured in National Magazine
Celik Organizes Energy Symposium in Turkey
Also in the News
More Upcoming Events

Greetings from the Dean

The fall semester has begun, Phase I of our Student Design Center is complete and in use, and our enrollment continues to rise. The 2017-2018 academic year is off to a good start!

Although the summer semester runs at a different pace than the rest of the year, that does not mean the School has been idle. Our faculty were busy submitting research proposals, organizing international symposiums and teaching. Our students participated in competitions across the country, presented their research at summits, and gave their time and talent to help those in need. 

As we begin a new academic year, I extend a warm welcome to our students, both new and returning, and to our new faculty and administrators. I would also like to thank the School’s faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication.

I would like to close this message by inviting you to attend one of our October events and look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Cem Karacal, PhD

October Events

The School of Engineering will host this year’s SIUE Day Community Breakfast organized by SIUE’s Foundation. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12 and offers you an opportunity to see the new Student Design Center and learn more about our plans to complete the building. Learn more and register for the event here.

Sign-ups are open for the upcoming School of Engineering Mentor Mixer on Monday, Oct. 16, at 4:30 p.m. We are looking for additional mentors to be matched with small groups of engineering students based on professional interests and disciplines. Mentors will share their career stories and expertise with matched student over dinner. Learn more and sign up today!

American Heart Association Funds SIUE Research

The American Heart Association has granted SIUE $154,000 in support of the research being conducted by principal investigator Jon Klingensmith, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The research team is working to create a more cost-effective tool for identifying risk of cardiac events through the innovative use of ultrasound. 

Read more about the research team's goals here.

Solar Car Team Races to Top 10 Finish

The School of Engineering’s Solar Car Team is celebrating its first top 10 finish in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) held July 2-8 in Austin, Texas. After passing grueling “scrutineering,” or inspections, and completing racing on a 3.426-mile track, the team achieved its best placement yet at 10th among 18 teams from such institutions as University of California, Berkeley, Georgia Tech and Northwestern.

Read more about the Solar Car Team's first top 10 finish here.

Alumna Recognized Among 30 Under 30

The St. Louis Business Journal has recognized Megan Banks, BS construction management '13, as among the region’s next generation of high-level decision makers with a spot in its competitive 30 Under 30 Class of 2017. Banks is an assistant project manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., a St. Louis-based commercial construction firm.

Read more about Banks's success here.

Constructor’s Club Featured in National Magazine

The impact and value of the Constructor’s Club were highlighted in the July edition of Constructor Magazine. The Club was featured for earning third place in the 2016 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Outstanding Student Chapter Contest.

Read the article in Construction Magazine here.

Celik Organizes Energy Symposium in Turkey

Serdar Celik, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, organized an Energy Symposium held May 12-14 in Ilgaz, Turkey, focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy politics. More than 60 political leaders, academic officials and energy professionals attended.

Read more about the energy symposium here.

Also in the News

Fries Receives Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Lallish Wins IWEA Kenneth Meredith Award

Maas Named Director of ERTC

Alumnus Achieves International Success

Alumnus Celebrates Company Growth Ahead of Retirement

Researchers Present at National Early Childhood Innovation Summit

Engineering Camp Teaches Societal Impact Through Interactive Activities

Cougar Baja Team Cruises Through Pittsburg, Kansas, and Peoria

Engineering Graduate Perseveres, Gives Back

Engineering Students Win eHacks Competition

More Upcoming Events

October 6-7

Preview SIUE
October 9
November 10

Explore Day (Open House)
November 11

Fall Commencement
December 16

Honors Day
April 8, 2018

Spring Commencement
May 5, 2018