president of Lockheed Martin to speak at SPSU’s spring commencement
Mr. Ormsby, a graduate of Georgia Tech’s Aeronautical Engineering program in 1945, began working for the Lockheed Georgia Company in Marietta as an Operations Research Specialist in 1954. He served as President of Lockheed Georgia from 1975-84. He retired from Lockheed in 1986. He also served as Chairman of the NASA Aeronautics Advisory Committee from 1984-88.
Mr. Ormsby is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering. Currently, Mr. Ormsby serves as President Emeritus of the Aviation Museum & Discovery Center.
During the ceremony, SPSU will be conferring an honorary Doctor of Science degree upon Mr. Ormsby. He will be one of only four individuals to receive the honor from the University.
SPSU will also be conferring approximately 258 undergraduate and 55 graduate degrees during the spring commencement ceremony.
Army Research Office awards grant to SPSU
Funds will be used to acquire state-of-the-art equipment and technology, including a spatially immersive display, providing researchers and students with a sophisticated toolset in visualization technology. In conjunction with already existing hardware and software, this equipment will greatly expand the research and development capabilities associated with simulation and open new and exciting research venues. This state-of-the-art technology will also allow SPSU faculty to be involved in Department of Defense-related research.
Congratulations to SPSU professors, Dr. Max M. North, Engineering Technology and Management, and Dr. Cyril Okhio, Division of Engineering, who are pioneers in the fields of Virtual Reality Technology and Engineering Visualization Applications, on securing this grant.
baseball team receives number three national ranking
The regular season ends April 24 and the conference tournament is April 28-May 2 at the Golden Park Complex in Columbus, Ga.
Outstanding faculty and staff honored
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SPSU’s economic impact estimated at $161 million
The previous report, based on fiscal year 2007 data, placed SPSU’s economic impact at $135 million. This year’s data represents a growth of 19 percent in the University’s economic impact over the last 12 months.
The number was calculated based on sales, gross regional product, income and full- or part-time jobs. SPSU provides an economic influence to its surrounding community, contributing 1,317 jobs and adding millions to the local and regional economy in personal services, construction expenditures and student spending.
SPSU student wins national award
Also presenting at the convention was biology student, Chantelle McGinness. Her paper, “Determining How Interleukin-1 Affects the Regulation of Cadherin Expression,” was selected as one of the two best by SPSU Alpha Chi student members. McGinness is also a senior, studying under Dr. Rajnish Singh, assistant professor of Biochemistry.
SPSU receives National Center for Academic Excellence recognition
CISE is required to submit its courseware for re-certification every five years in order to maintain that status. The Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) along with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security evaluates the security curriculum in accordance with CNSS guidelines.
The CAEIAE is a national outreach program designed and operated by the NSA. Its goal is to reduce vulnerability in the U.S. information infrastructure by promoting higher education in information assurance and producing a growing number of professionals with expertise in various cyber security disciplines.
hosts American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Conference
Ten states and territories comprise the ASEE Southeastern Conference: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The goal of the conference is to develop the broader community's intellectual resources, allowing for increased dialogue with a very dedicated group of engineering technology and engineering faculty members.
In attendance at this year’s conference were 126 registrants representing 45 universities. The conference included several workshops as well as a student poster competition.
SPSU has been a long term supporter of the southeast section. One of the ASEE’s most prestigious awards is named for Tony Tillman, longtime engineering technology Dean at SPSU. Dean Jeff Ray served as the conference site coordinator, Barbara Bernal is the Southeastern Section Chair and Proceedings Editor, Brent Jenkins was the Technical Program Chair and Sheryl Duggins was the Workshop Coordinator.
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