Sunday, February 21, 2010

Microsoft and IEEE Join Forces

From a February 17 press release:
REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 17, 2010 — Today, Microsoft Corp. and IEEE announced a collaboration to empower students to reach their professional aspirations. The goal of the Microsoft-IEEE collaboration is to increase the number of students engaged in technical pursuits with the long-term benefit of strengthening business and society through the use of technology.

Read more, here.

New Face of Engineering 2010

Pittsburgh biomedical engineering researcher, entrepreneur selected as an Engineers Week "New Face of Engineering."

IEEE-USA reports that "Biomedical engineer Sanna Gaspard is researching ways to improve the survival rate of premature babies. For this and other work she was chosen as a 2010 Engineers Week "New Face of Engineering."

Gaspard, a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University, was one of 13 engineers recognized for this international honor and featured in a full-page ad that ran in USA Today on 16 February: