Summer Program Seeks Mentors
Summer Session’s Research Mentorship Program (RMP) is seeking research mentors for its 2009 session. The RMP brings top-level sophomores, juniors, and seniors from high schools around the country to UCSB where they participate in research conducted by faculty members, graduate students, or postdoctoral students. Mentors from all disciplines are needed, including the physical and biological sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities and fine arts. The six-week program begins on June 22 and continues through July 31. Mentors receive an $800 stipend for each student they accept. For more information, contact Miriam Polne-Fuller at ext. 8950 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HONORS & AWARDS
, principal baker at Portola Dining Commons, received a bronze medal in the National Association of College and University Food Services Culinary Challenge in March. She prepared a red ginger and cilantro crusted rainbow trout.
, professor of geography, has been selected to receive the Ronald F. Abler Honors for Distinguished Service to the Association of American Geographers for 2009. The award recognizes his “superlative record of dedicated involvement and service to geography.”
, professor of materials, has received the W. David Kingery Award from the American Ceramics Society. The award honors his career research achievements on the properties of structural ceramics and their composites.
professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
has joined Information Systems and Strategic Planning as an application programmer. Ross received his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from UCSB in 2008, and subsequently has served as lead developer at Bike-alog in Goleta, an online catalog of bicycles, parts, accessories, and clothing.
Robert Hanna died on March 3. He joined the UCSB staff in 1988 as a senior custodian in Facilities Management and was a storekeeper in the chemistry department when he retired in 2004. He is survived by his partner, Barbara Bounds, and by children Kerrie Guerrero and Kelly Hanna.
Richard L. Jones died on March 13. He joined the UCSB staff in 1998 as a food service coordinator in UCen Dining Services and was employed by that department at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Diana Jones, and by several children.