SPSU schools undergo big changes for 2012
Dr. Thomas R. Currin, the dean of the new school, describes the change in status as the next logical step in the development of SPSU’s engineering programs.
“We have six bachelor of science degree programs, a Master of Science in Systems Engineering and additional programs are in the preparation stage,” noted Dr. Zvi Szafran, vice president for Academic Affairs. “Our Construction Engineering program recently became the first SPSU engineering program to be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and we’ll be seeking accreditation for the mechatronics engineering programs this spring.”
Beginning August 2012, the new school will establish three departments:
Academic Affairs also made official two other changes:
SPSU to work with Morehouse School of Medicine to promote use of electronic health records, technology
The MOU commits both organizations to working together to “increase the adoption of electronic health record systems and other health information technology systems, through, among other strategies, the development and delivery of education and training programs, with an emphasis on Georgia.”
“As part of this initiative, the Morehouse School of Medicine and SPSU are exploring internship opportunities for students enrolled in the various health information technology (HIT) programs at SPSU, as well as the possibility of offering some HIT awareness courses for medical professionals,” said Dr. Han Reichgelt, dean of the School of Computing and Software Engineering.
Please volunteer for Future City on Jan. 21!
The Georgia Regional Future City Competition has attracted more than 160 teams of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students who have been tasked with designing a method of providing electricity for a future city using an energy source that does not deplete natural resources and has limited impact on the environment. Last year’s event involved less than 60 teams – the Georgia competition has become the largest of the 37 regional U.S. competitions.
The event will be held in the Engineering Technology Center and Student Center Theater from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Future City Coordinator Dawn Ramsey (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 4287) is in need of volunteers to serve as judges and time-keepers. Most volunteer shifts will end at 1 p.m.
First-place winners from the regional competition earn a berth in the national finals in Washington, D.C., set to take place during National Engineers Week, February 19-25, 2012.
Atlanta National College Fair is Feb. 12
Approximately 8,000 prospective college students are expected to turn out for the fair to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Well over 200 institutions from all over the country will take part.
More information about the Atlanta National College Fair is available online.
SPSUTeach classes underway
The program offers degrees in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics with an education track leading to certification. SPSUTeach is replicating UTeach, a successful national model teacher preparation program that enables future secondary teachers (grades 6-12) to become highly qualified in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
SPSU student masters the kendama
According to the company, the game is “an extremely addictive wooden skill toy that strengthens hand-eye coordination, balance and reflex.” It can be played by young and old alike, and there are endless tricks to be learned by both beginners and seasoned masters.
Fraser is sponsored by a company called Sweets Kendamas which has sent him to events like Dama Fest to help promote the game.
Kendama is made up of the “ken” (handle) and the “tama” (ball), which is connected by a string. Kendama tricks are variations of juggling the ball in the three cups, spiking the ball with the ken spike and balancing both in creative ways.
Recent faculty presentations
Men’s basketball team No. 4 in NAIA Top 25 Poll
The Hornets’ next home game is on Sat., Jan. 21, at 4 p.m. against Lee University, ranked No. 18.
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