SIP AND PUFF FISHING ROD
UMD industrial engineering
students took first place in international design competition with remote
control "Sip and Puff Fishing Rod." A four member team of UMD
industrial engineering students took first place in the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Student Design Competition
held in November in New York City. Under the supervision of David Wyrick,
associate professor and head of the Department of Industrial Engineering,
the students designed, built and demonstrated a fishing rod and reel controlled
by simulated "sip and puff" technology that allows a quadriplegic
person to accurately cast a fishing lure. The student team includes: Mike
Anderson, Charlie Fox, Steve Sobiech, and Joe Higgins. The UMD group was
only thirteen in the United States selected to participate in the international
contest which included participants from India and Japan. UMD students
previously won their regional competition representing a seven state area.
The UMD student project was designed to meet the challenge of designing,
building and demonstrating a fishing rod and reel controlled by simulated
"sip and puff" technology that will allow a quadriplegic person
to accurately cast a fishing lure.
MORRIS K. UDALL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
UMD students in fields relating to the environment,
and Native American and Alaska Native students in fields related to health
care or tribal public policy, are invited to apply for Morris K. Udall
$5000 Scholarships. Because environmental issues can be approached in
a multi-disciplinary way, the scholarship is offered to students from
a broad range of disciplines. Majors include: environmental engineering,
agriculture, biology and other natural sciences, natural resource management,
political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies,
history, public policy, and pre-law. To be considered, students must be
nominated by their institution. The UMD Institutional deadline for receipt
of completed applications is February 4, 2002. The scholarships, which
are to be used for the 2002-2003 academic year, will be awarded in April.
Contact Rick J. Smith at 726 6293 or 726-6370 with questions.
ASSOCIATE DEAN POSITION
The CEHSP Dean announces a twelve-month, 100% time,
three-year contract, administrative associate dean position open to all
eligible members in the College of Education and Human Service Professions.
For a complete position description please contact the CEHSP Dean's Office
at 218-726 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is December
UMD LOGO AND IDENTITY GUIDE
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RETIREMENT PARTY FOR AJIT DAS
There will be a retirement party for Ajit Das held at
2:30 pm on December 14, in Griggs Center.
UMD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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CURRENTS: PAPER OR WEB?
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to email@example.com on the publication date of each issue.
The paper copies of currents go to each department. If you want to read
on the Web instead of on paper, contact your department office to reduce
the number of Currents sent. Thanks!
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Currents can be viewed at www.d.umn.edu/currents
Currents is printed regularly throughout the school year. College of Liberal
Arts student, Carly Schnedler helped edit this issue of Currents.
The Fall Semester 2001 schedule continues as follows:
Deadline: Wednesday, December 12;
Print date: Tuesday, December 18
The Spring Semester schedule is:
Deadline: Wednesday, January 23;
Print date: Tuesday, January 29.
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Print date: Tuesday, February 12.
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Print date: Tuesday, April 2.
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Print date: Tuesday, April 16.
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