Mark Alan Turnquist, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell, died Dec. 5 at home in Falmouth, Maine. He was 67.
Nearly three years ago, CAM's John Guckenheimer was picked to co-chair a National Research Council committee charged with coming up with theoretical solutions to a real-life problem: the future of the electric grid.
Professor Richard Rand, a CAM field member, is selected to receive the 2017 Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award from the ASME Applied Mechanics Division (AMD).
Emeritus Professor Zygmunt J. Haas is the recipient of the 2016 Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (AHSN) Technical Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to securing ad hoc and sensor networks.
Martha E. Pollack, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, was elected Cornell's 14th president. She will assume the presidency April 17, 2017.
Engineering professors Paul Steen and Michel Louge have both received funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA's CASIS program to send experiments to the International Space Station.