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  1. 1. NON PROFIT ORG. US POSTAGE PAID HOBOKEN, NJ PERMIT NO. 4Stevens Institute of Technology Castle Point On Hudson Hoboken, NJ 07030-5991 Stevens Institute of Technology, Castle Point on Hudson, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5991 USA, +, Director, Office of Institute Communications Editor Manager, Stevens News Service Patrick A. Berzinski Stephanie Mannino Meagen Henning Contributing Editor Photographer Designer - Web & Print Claudia Pope-Bayne Jim Cummins Randolph Hoppe, All content, images and related information is the property of the Stevens News Service, Office of Development and External Affairs at Stevens There’s more on our website! Institute of Technology. Any unauthorized use or replication is strictly prohibited. Copyright 2007 Stevens Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Technogenesis Today Winning Views Maritime Security Lab addresses shoreline and port threats and vulnerabilities Nick Gkionis named a first team All-American As increasing atten- Stevens senior defender Nick winning goal in double overtime tion is given to security at Gkionis has been named a first team against the US Merchant Marine the local, state and federal All-American by the National Soccer Academy and was named the tourna- levels, maritime security Coaches Association of America ment MVP. That same year he was an has come into focus as (NSCAA). NSCAA All-Metro first-team selection. one area where improve- Gkionis is Stevens’ second men’s “He has been a force on the team ment is critical. In a soccer player to earn first team All- for the last four years. He is one of the response to this need, America honors. Former teammates best center backs in the country at any Stevens, in partnership Brian Marks was a first-team selection level. He is also a complete player who with the US Navy, has in 2004, while Giuseppe Incitti was a has added dimensions to his game established the Maritime second-team selection in 2002. every year,” said head coach Tim Security Laboratory (MSL). He was named to the All-Metro O’Donohue. This research facility, first-team for the second-straight year Gkionis, the Skyline Conference established with an initial after anchoring a Stevens’ defense Player of the Year, helped Stevens to grant from the US Office that allowed only 15 goals in 2006. an 18-0-3 unbeaten season and its of Naval Research, will Gkionis ended his final season with fourth-straight Skyline championship soon be located in The nine goals and eight assists for 26 and NCAA Division III Tournament Babbio Center. George P. points. appearance. Stevens also advanced to Korfiatis, Provost and Gkionis was the team’s fifth-lead- the Sweet 16 of the NCAA University Vice President, ing scorer in 2005 with 28 points. He Tournament for the fourth year. The serves as founding direc- was an All-Skyline selection in 2004 Ducks were ranked No. 10 in the tor; Michael S. Bruno, and 2005. In the 2005 conference nation in the final NSCAA Division III Director of The Center for championship, he netted the game- poll. – SM Maritime Systems and Dean of the Schaefer School of Engineering, is Women’s Basketball ranked No. 5 in the lab’s principal investi- gator for major research NCAA Atlantic region initiatives; and Barry Bunin, Professor in the In early February, the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Electrical and Computer Engineering strong currents, strong stratification, vessel Maritime Security Lab Deputy Director Capt. Committee released its first regional poll of the 2006-07 season, department, is a chief architect of its infra- traffic, and limited shoreline access,” said Tom Barnes which ranked Stevens fifth in the Atlantic Region. The committee structure. Hady R. Salloum, Director of Technology ranks the top six eligible teams in each of the eight regions, except Maritime security poses an immense Applications at MSL. “The combination of using threat assessment algorithms, con- Men’s Basketball earns for the Northeast Region, which ranks eight teams. challenge: The US has a maritime border the expertise in various technical domains trol algorithms, systems-level data man- In the Atlantic Region, the University of Mary Washington of 95,000 miles of shoreline and more coupled with the access to and knowledge agement and fusion, and addressing sce- first-ever regional (Capital Athletic than 350 official ports of entry. MSL will of the realistic environment of the New narios of concern to the Navy as well as Conference) address awareness of threats and vulnera- York Harbor and the Hudson River makes other DoD and DHS agencies ranking earned the top bilities, prevention and protection against MSL a uniquely qualified national laborato- “We have purchased two UUVs – spot in the rank- threats and the response to potential ry for research and technology for mar- unmanned underwater vehicles – to facili- In its first regional poll of the ings. Mount Saint attacks. itime security.” tate our research work in the harbor,” said 2006-07 season, the NCAA Division Mary College from Stevens is uniquely positioned to MSL will take advantage of existing Capt. Tom Barnes, Deputy Director of MSL. III Men’s Basketball Committee the Skyline address multiple areas of maritime security. Stevens Centers, including: The Center for The launch of the UUVs is expected to placed Stevens at No. 2 in the Conference was The Institute has developed technical and Maritime Systems, The New York Harbor take place near the campus waterfront in Atlantic Region – marking the pro- second. New practical expertise in areas such as ocean Observing and Prediction Center, The May. – SM gram’s first-ever NCAA regional rank- Jersey Athletic engineering, wireless networking, commu- Design and Manufacturing Institute (DMI), ing. On the men’s side, the number Conference repre- nications, computer science and decision The Wireless Network Security Center of ranked teams depends on the sentatives William analysis, all of which will be used to sup- (WiNSeC), The Center for Intelligent number of teams in each of the eight Paterson University port MSL. Networked Systems (iNetS) and The Center regions. and Kean “Stevens’ location on the Hudson for Decision Technology (CDT). At press time, Stevens had gone University followed River is a unique advantage. It gives us To demonstrate the uniqueness and 16-1 since starting the season with a in the third and access to a realistic environment that utility of MSL, a multi-disciplinary, intensive 3-3 record, and was in first place in fourth spots, allows us to perform practical testing, six-month project to run an experiment on the Skyline Conference with a league respectively. measurements and research in estuaries the detection and classification of moving mark of 12-2. The Ducks have Rutgers University- and environments with shallow water, underwater objects was commissioned. already set a new school record for Newark (NJAC) high spatial and temporal variability, high This experiment is running in the maritime wins in a season. The previous mark came in sixth. turbidity, fresh water inflow, variable tides, environment of the New York Harbor, of 16 wins was set in 1995-96. – SM – SM Page 11
  3. 3. Feature Story Victor Lawrence honored with IEEE Simon Ramo Medal George P. Korfiatis named Provost and University VP Victor Lawrence, Associate Dean and throughout this complex system of systems In December, Dr. George P. Korfiatis Stevens Center for Environmental Batchelor Chair Professor of Electrical to achieve ease of operation and quality of was appointed Provost and University Systems, as well as holding the title of Engineering in Stevens’ Charles V. Schaefer, service. For this purpose, iNetS explores Vice President of Stevens. The responsi- McLean Chair Professor of Environmental Jr. School of Engineering, has been award- insertion of intelligence within points of bilities of this new office include academ- Engineering in the Department of Civil, ed the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal. the overall networked system, consistent ic strategy for all educational and Environmental and Ocean Engineering. The Simon Ramo Medal was estab- with the needs of adjacent connected research programs, all revenues and Korfiatis has been responsible for lished by the IEEE Board of Directors in components expenditures related to academics, over- the execution and management of more 1982 for exceptional achievement in sys- A pioneer in the application of digital sight for alignment of the Institute’s rev- than 200 major research projects, valued tems engineering and systems science. The signal processing concepts and techniques enues and expenses with priorities, nur- at more than $30 million, and has served award is named in honor of the distin- to data communications, Lawrence has turing the continuous growth of spon- as a consultant and advisor to numerous guished engineering contributions of Dr. made seminal contributions to the evolu- sored research, advancing the develop- private and government organizations. Simon Ramo, former Vice Chairman of the tion of voiceband modems, digital sub- ment of the research thrust areas, and He has authored more than 110 articles Board and Chairman of the Executive scriber line technology and broadband promoting the growth and success of the in professional journals, conference pro- Committee of TRW, Inc. transmission. His work on V-series modem research centers. ceedings, handbooks and several Nominees are evaluated based on sig- technology and international standards has “Stevens is a growing, constantly research reports. nificance of achievement in systems engi- paved the way for worldwide Internet advancing technological university,” said In addition to his academic duties, neering and systems science or for techni- access and made high-speed data commu- Stevens President Harold J. Raveché. Korfiatis has worked actively in the field cal leadership in a major innovative engi- nication over international networks possi- “Increased interdisciplinary collaboration of technology commercialization, in the neering project within the scope of the ble. He has served on the IEEE Fellow in engineering, science and technology context of Stevens’ Technogenesis envi- IEEE, originality, breadth, impact on tech- Committee, as editor-in-chief of IEEE management, as well as enhanced multi- ronment, in which students, faculty and nology, patents/publications, and the quali- Transactions on Communications, as chair disciplinary research centers to meet sig- partners in industry nurture new tech- ty of the nomination. of the IEEE Awards Board and on the IEEE nificant global needs, are priorities of the nologies from discovery to marketplace At Stevens, Lawrence is also the Communications Society Board of Institute. Such dynamism in education, implementation. He has co-authored Director of the Center for Intelligent Governors. research and technology development seven environmental technology US Networked Systems (iNetS), which was An IEEE Fellow, his many awards requires nurturing at the highest adminis- patents and has served on numerous established to explore opportunities for include the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, trative levels – and sound management environmental committees and task insertion of intelligence within networked the IEEE Circuits and Systems Societys for continuous growth and accomplish- forces for professional organizations, systems to achieve "smart" systems whose Guillemin-Cauer Prize Award and an Emmy ment. industry and government. He is a co- components easily work with one another. Award. A member of the U.S. National “I can think of no better proponent founder of two technology commercial- Dr. Lawrence Networked systems extend from large scale Academy of Engineering and an AT&T Bell of Stevens’ vision to provide this leader- ization companies, PlasmaSol Dr. Korfiatis systems of diverse interconnected networks Laboratories Fellow, Lawrence was former- ship than Dean George P. Korfiatis. He is Corporation and HydroGlobe, both of through specialized networks optimized for ly vice president of Lucent Technologies an original architect of the Stevens envi- which have been acquired by global targeted applications to the end-points of advanced communications technology cen- ronment for integrating education and industrial groups. networks. iNetS explores the systematic ter in Holmdel, N.J. – SM research with external partnerships, Korfiatis has also performed environ- insertion of intelligence at all points known as Technogenesis®. As a profes- mental remediation research funded by sor, research center director, dean and NASA, the National Science Foundation, entrepreneur, he has exemplified the con- the US Army, and other government and cept of creative-inventiveness that the military research agencies. Under his Stevens family helped to enshrine in our leadership the Schaefer School of American culture when they founded the Engineering has become a world- Institute. renowned center for research and devel- “As Stevens continues to meet the opment in maritime systems, marine challenges of an interdependent world, security, complex systems and nano-engi- Provost and University Vice President neering. Korfiatis will be responsible for ensuring A native of Greece, Korfiatis holds a the sustained ascent of the Institute’s Doctorate in Water Resources/Environmental academics and its high level of global Engineering from Rutgers University academic engagement.” (1984). He also earned at Rutgers a Korfiatis has served since 2002 as Master’s degree in Water Resources Dean of Stevens’ Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. Engineering (1980), as well as a Bachelor School of Engineering. He served previ- of Science degree in Civil Engineering ously as the Founding Director of the (1978). – Page 3
  4. 4. Latest News Faculty News Stevens is among Top 20 ‘Wired Colleges’ in the US Manu Malek conducts IEEE distinguished lecture tour Stevens is named among The President, Harold J. Raveché. “Being on wired and wireless campus network. This Manu Malek, Industry Professor of Computer Malek’s research focuses on internet security, (wire- Princeton Review and PC Magazine’s Top this leading edge means that Stevens new signature headquarters for technolo- Science and Director of the Graduate Certificate in less) network security, security management, and security 20 Wired Colleges 2007 – a top ranking graduates are exceptionally well prepared gy management education is thoroughly CyberSecurity program, in November conducted an forensics. He serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of that acknowledges Stevens’ national to thrive and flourish in the networked networked for both wired and wireless IEEE-sponsored Distinguished Lecture Tour to Latin Network and Systems Management and editor of Springer prowess in wired and wireless technology professional world.” technology, making it a unique state-of- America. The tour was supported by the IEEE Book Series on Network and Systems Management. In for students on campus. Being at the forefront in “connected- the-art facility for leading-edge education Communications Society and the local IEEE Chapters addition to his position as an IEEE distinguished lecturer, “With graduate-level facilities and ness” is not new for Stevens. “In 1982, in business and technology management. and included three cities: Sao Paulo, Brazil; Lima, Peru; he is a member of the Steering Committee of Midwest resources offered to undergrads,” writes Stevens was the first institution to require This connectedness has advanced further and San Salvador, El Salvador. Malek made two presen- Symposium on Circuits and Systems and a member of the PC Magazine in its January 2007 issue, all undergraduates to own and use a per- with the recent opening of the River tations in each location on the topics of security and International Federation for Information Processing. – SM “Stevens Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey, sonal computer,” said Eric Rosenberg, Terrace Apartments, a thoroughly modern information assurance, WLAN security and security is a tech student’s dream-come-true. Associate Vice President for Technology student residence complex located within forensics. IEEE members and non-members from acade- Stevens offers classes in robotics and and Information Services. “In the mid- a suite of completely restored and updated mia and industry were in attendance at each presentation. Professor Malek cybersecurity, and the Computer and 1980s, Stevens was one of the first univer- early twentieth-century brick and brown- Console Gaming Society (C2GS) gives stu- sities to provide wired network access stone buildings, accessed through a fully dents a chance to kick back, interact and from all residence hall rooms to the cam- networked, keyless swipe-card entry sys- unwind.” pus network and the Internet.” tem that extends to each student’s individ- “Stevens’ inclusion among the Top 20 Wired Colleges demonstrates once again Today, Stevens is continuing to expand its network as part of new con- ual room. – PB Duggan appointed director of that Stevens is at the forefront of educa- struction on campus. The universitys Computer Science department tion that integrates the latest information Babbio Center for Technology technology and computer science acumen Management, opened for classes in April across the curriculum,” said Stevens’ 2006, adds to Stevens’ already robust Dr. James McClellan III, Interim Dean of Stevens Institute of Technology’s School of Sciences and Arts, has announced the appoint- ment of Professor Dominic Duggan as Director of the HydroGlobe patent wins Thomas Alva Edison Award Department of Computer Science. A patent from HydroGlobe, a patents obtained by the founders of the steps of preparing a titanium oxide precipi- “Dominic brings tremen- Technogenesis environmental technology company. The merged business is run out tate from a mixture comprising a dous expertise and energy to company incubated at Stevens, has won of Graver Technologies’ facility in Glasgow, hydrolysable titanium compound. the job of Department the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for Del. “This award is an affirmation of the Director, and there’s no doubt Technology Transfer from the Research and “The partnership with, and help from Technogenesis process of laboratory Professor Mooney that he and his talented col- Development Council of New Jersey. The many areas within Stevens, including tech- research leading to real-world applications leagues will do the depart- original patent is owned by Stevens, which nical, marketing and finance, was instru- of technology, meeting critical needs on a Ann Mooney’s work receives the ment, the field of computer has given to HydroGlobe the rights of mental in moving HydroGlobe heavy-metal national and global scale,” said Dr. Helena exclusive use of the technology. removal technology to a commercial level. S. Wisniewski, Stevens’ Vice President for Bright Idea Award science and the Institute proud,” McClellan said. HydroGlobe, which produces patented Equally, the experience interacting with the Research and Enterprise Development. A native of Ireland, products for the removal of heavy metals – commercial world should help those “Drs. Korfiatis, Meng and Christodoulatos Professor Ann Mooney is a recipient of the Bright Duggan received his including lead and arsenic – from water, involved from Stevens in future technology are exemplars in their field in developing Idea Award, sponsored by the Stillman School of Business Doctorate in computer sci- was acquired in 2004 by Graver startup enterprises,” said John H. environmental solutions that have the at Seton Hall University and the NJPRO Foundation. ence from the University of Technologies, a leading manufacturer of Schroeder, former CEO of HydroGlobe. potential to improve the lives of people Mooney was selected for her paper, “Executive job Maryland. He has worked at filtration and separation products. The award-winning patent, titled across the globe. This is a true illustration demands: new insights for explaining strategic decisions Stevens for nine years as an HydroGlobe was founded in 2000 by “Methods of Preparing a Surface-Activated of a Technogenesis outcome.” – SM and leader behaviors,” co-authored with Donald Associate Professor of three Stevens professors based on research Titanium Oxide Product and of Using Same Hambrick of The Smeal College of Business at Computer Science. His areas conducted at the Center for Environmental in Water Treatment Process,” is known as Pennsylvania State University and Sydney Finkelstein of of specialty include network Systems (CES), directed by Dr. Christos Metsorb™, a highly effective, low-cost The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Dr. Duggan security, cryptographic types Christodoulatos. In addition to absorbent for reduction of arsenic and a Mooney is an Assistant Professor of Management in the and object-oriented program- Christodoulatos, the HydroGlobe founders wide variety of heavy metals from ground Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management. ming. – SM include Dr. George P. Korfiatis (CES and surface water. The invention details a The Stillman School of Business and the NJPRO foun- Founding Director and also Provost and method for producing a surface-activated dation, the public policy research affiliate of the New University Vice President) and Dr. crystalline titanium oxide product having a Jersey Business and Industry Association, have compiled Xiaoguang Meng, Director of Technical high adsorptive capacity and high rate of the Fifth Annual Volume of the Published Researched and Academic Development at CES. The adsorption with respect to dissolved con- Works of business faculty within New Jersey. Mooney’s technologies are included in a series of taminants. The invention further includes paper was selected as one of the top manuscripts from more than 100 publications. – Page 9
  5. 5. Stevens People Marjorie H. Everitt named VP for Development & University Communications Stevens and Embedded Systems Institute of The Netherlands sign Marjorie H. Everitt, Associate Vice President which positions her strongly to lead the Institute’s for Development and External Affairs, has been resource development and communication activi- Memorandum of Understanding named Vice President for Development and ties. University Communications. She had also served as Everitt will focus on preparing the Institute for In a signing ceremony at the New York Yacht Club, Acting Vice President following the recent retire- a major endowment-building initiative. Planning is Stevens and The Embedded Systems Institute of The ment of James N. Snyder. under way to implement measures for increasing Netherlands formalized an agreement of cooperation in the “On behalf of the Institute, I have the privi- annual and major gifts as well as identifying new area of embedded-systems engineering research and educa- lege of expressing support for the great accom- prospects and new donors. Expanding communica- tion. plishments of Vice President Everitt and the Office tions efforts to alumni and others will be a signifi- The agreement was signed by Dr. George P. Korfiatis, of Development and University Communications, cant part of the early efforts toward the next Provost and University VP, and Dr. H. Brinksma, Scientific and look forward to much success in the years Stevens campaign, in addition to working coopera- Director and Chair of the Embedded Systems Institute. The ahead,” said Stevens President Harold J. Raveché in tively with the Stevens Alumni Association. These signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Harold J. Raveché, his announcement. initiatives will involve trustees, faculty and academ- Stevens President, and Dr. Amandus Lunqvist, President of The Everitt, an alumna of Smith College, has ic and administration leadership, as well as stu- Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. extensive experience in senior fund-raising roles, VP Everitt dents. – PB The agreement establishes a foundation for joint learning through exchange of knowledge in the area of architecting and engineering within the embedded systems domain. In addition, there will be cooperation between the two in pro- grams for knowledge dissemination and joint research work- shops and seminars. Dr. Korfiatis, Dr. Dinesh Verma, and Dr. H. Brinksma “I am very confident that this strategic partnership with ESI will result in the creation of new knowledge and will Erik Gordon appointed Howe School advance the field of Systems Engineering,” said Korfiatis. “We are looking forward to what promises to be a very exciting, associate dean for management programs mutually beneficial collaboration.” “Our institution is proud to be joined in transatlantic part- nership with a great American technological university such as R.M. “Erik” Gordon has been appointed as the Associate Stevens Institute of Technology,” said Brinksma. Dean for Management Programs in The Wesley J. Howe School of The Embedded Systems Institute is Europe’s foremost Technology Management. In addition, Gordon also was named the leader in research of systems architecture and embedded sys- Shulman Family Chair Professor of Technology and Business tems. – PB Management. As Associate Dean, Gordon will be responsible for the associ- ated research and the academic, administrative and financial oper- ations of The Howe School’s Master’s programs in general man- agement, technology management and business administration, as well as its graduate programs for experienced professionals. Developing Events Gordon has made significant scholarly and business contribu- tions in the areas of marketing, intellectual property, technology commercialization, technology-based innovation and technology Highlights from Development and External Affairs venturing. He also has a stellar record of crafting and growing graduate education programs across the board range of technolo- In July, the Office of Development and University December started off with a G.O.L.D. Wine and Cheese gy management disciplines. Communications prepared for an eventful school year by hosting Reception following the Annual Career Fair. The annual recep- Gordon will play a pivotal leadership role in The Howe School the Graduates of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) Summer Beach Party tion is an opportunity for recent graduates to network with each research and education programs in technology innovation and at Jenkinson’s Inlet and Restaurant of Point Pleasant. Recent other in a relaxed and social atmosphere. entrepreneurship, which programs form the core of the Howe graduates enjoyed a fun-filled day at one of New Jersey’s premier Also in December, the Edwin A. Stevens Society held its School strategy. He comes to Stevens from Johns Hopkins, where beaches as well as the All-You-Can-Eat-and-Drink barbeque. annual Gala at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, N.J. At the he was leading the Graduate Division of Business and The Class of 1957 kicked off its 50th Anniversary Reunion gala, the society presented Dr. Michael Bruno with the inaugural Dean Gordon Management. Prior to that, he served as the director of the MBA year at the home of John Hovey ’57 in September. Members of President’s Leadership Award and Dr. Edith Flanigen with The program at the University of Florida. – SM the Class of 1957 were treated to an afternoon of fine food and Stevens Honor Award. Members of the society dined and danced tours of Hovey’s collection of classic cars. to the sounds of the Bob Dawson Band. In November, the G.O.L.D. program hosted a Wine Tasting Upcoming events for the Office of Development include a and Food Pairing Event at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, G.O.L.D. Financial Planning Seminar, Scholarship Luncheon, EAS N.J. Recent graduates of the past 20 years were invited to taste Faculty and Staff Reception and more. If you would like to learn six different wines and sample a light meal designed to comple- more about these events, please contact the Development Office ment the wine. Two of the six highlighted wines were raffled off at (201) 216-5241. – CPB at the end of the Page 5
  6. 6. Special Events Three-day event marks Davidson high-speed towing tank re-commissioning Stevens celebrated the re-commissioning of the Davidson Laboratory high-speed towing tank with a three-day event in December. The event included a formal grand opening ceremony on December 11, with welcoming remarks from Michael Bruno, Dean of the Schaefer School of Engineering and Director of the Center for Maritime Systems; George Korfiatis, Provost and University Vice President; and Stevens President Harold J. Raveché. It was followed by a two-day Technical Symposium, “The Experimental Method in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering,” in which invited speakers provided their perspec- tives on the future of technology development and education in naval architecture and ocean engineering. First opened in 1944, the facility remains one of the world’s leading centers for research and education in the fields Bruno honored with President’s Leadership of naval architecture and ocean engineering. The recently com- pleted renovations have significantly enhanced the facility’s award at annual Edwin A. Stevens Gala capabilities. – SM The Edwin A. Stevens Society this year honored Michael Bruno, Dean of The Schaefer School of Engineering, with the President’s Leadership award at its annual Gala in December The President’s Leadership Award is presented to a distin- Ann Davidson, daughter of the laboratory’s founder, delivers remarks guished individual who has rendered exceptional service to at the ceremony.. Stevens and for his or her significant achievements and dedication to their field. The recipient will have demonstrated eminent com- mitment to advancing the students at the Institute through his or her engineering or scientific expertise and achievements. The award is given to an individual who demonstrates, by example, a commitment to advancing Stevens global standing in the educa- tional and research community and has personally reached beyond campus to build alliances that raise the public’s apprecia- tion for the resources needed to enhance the mission at Stevens. Bruno holds a Doctor of Science degree in Oceanographic Engineering jointly from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a 1996 Fulbright Scholar and was a recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Outstanding Service Award. The Ocean Engineering Graduate Assistance Fund was creat- ed in 2006 by friends and colleagues of Bruno to aid graduate students from the Department of Ocean Engineering who seek professional development opportunities around the world for advancement in their studies. The fund was established in honor of Bruno for his many achievements, dedication to his field and commitment to advancing the student experience at the Institute. The Fund aims to increase the amount of dollars available to full-time graduate students pursuing a career in Ocean Engineering. It will support important opportunities that are not covered through grants, such as conference fees, travel and train- Page 7