December 2011 CCEC Faculty & Staff Highlights

  • The School of Computing held a Student Symposium on 16 December 2011. Approximately 90 computer science students showcased their academic work in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Gaming and Mobile Applications, Operating Systems and Legal & Ethical Issues in Computing. Approximately 200 people attended and all participating students received a certificate award. The symposium was co-organized by Ms. Lisa Jamba, Ms. Katherine Brown, Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan, Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy, and Dr. Karthik Umapathy.

  • Dr. Aiyin Jiang received a matching grant offer from the UNF Environmental Center for Solar Panel Thermal Research.

  • Dr. Adel El Safty received a UNF Summer Research Development Grant.

  • Dr. Sanjay Ahuja received a UNF Summer Teaching Development Award.

  • Dr. Alan Harris received a UNF Summer Teaching Development Award.

  • Dr. Chris Brown received a TLO award for a “Sustainable Design Field Camp.”

  • Dr. Paul Eason received a TLO award for the “Ghana Project – Developing World Challenges”.

  • Mr. James Sorce and Dr. Mag Malek received a TLO award for “Art in Construction – Study Abroad Italy”.

  • Mr. Terry Smith arranged a two-day, on-site workshop on Graphisoft ArchiCAD, where UNF's Construction Management faculty received intense training in this computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) tool from Graphisoft instructor and design expert, Mr. Josh Bone.  The event was hosted by UNF Continuing Education and held at the UNF University Center on 15 and 16 December.

  • A seminar on “Design-Build Construction – The I-95 Overpass Connecting Baptist Hospital with the Children’s’ Hospital”, and was presented by Mr. Preston Haskell, Chairman of Haskell Architects and Engineers. Students and faculty from the School of Engineering and the Department of Construction Management attended the presentation.