Kudos to two Kettering professors
** Raghu Echempati, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, recently attended and chaired a session at the NUMISHEET2002 International Conference on Jeju Island, Korea. The conference is once every three years and attracts university and industrial professionals to present their numerical and experimental research findings in the area of sheet metal forming. Echempati presented a series of papers, one of which is co-authored by his former student Sathya Dev, who now works for DaimlerChrysler. The titles of these papers are "Simple Springback Studies of aluminum Alloys," "Statistical Design Study of Aluminum Forming," and "Benchmark A: Simulation of Deep Drawing of a Cylindrical Cup."
** Jim Gover, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently participated in "Creating Opportunity out of Adversity: A National Symposium on Competitiveness and Security" sponsored by the Council on Competitiveness and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn., Oct. 8-9. Attendees include such leaders as Sandy Barugh, deputy assistant secretary of the Economic Development Administration at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce; Arden L. Bement Jr., director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce; Larry Bickner, vice president of InformationSecurity at the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.; and Peter D. Blair, executive director of the Division of Engineering & Physical Sciences at the National Research Council. Gover represented the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). This conference served as the kickoff symposium for a three-year program that examines the country's security and competitiveness. The Oct. event featured Secretary of Commerce Don Evans, Homeland Security Director Jim Ridge and the National Governors Association immediate past chairman Michigan Governor John Engler.