President Awards Top Tech Award to Sicking
By Ashley Washburn
The White House announced this week that Civil Engineering Professor Dean Sicking has received the nation's highest honor for technology.
The National Medal of Technology honors America's leading innovators. It is given to individuals, teams and companies that develop and commercialize technological innovations and processes that improve the nation's economic, environmental and social well-being.
As director of the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, Sicking was instrumental in developing the award-winning Steel and Foam Energy Reducing Barrier that has been installed at racetracks throughout the country. The SAFER barrier absorbs energy to reduce the crash's impact and then distributes energy over the wall without forcing the vehicle back into traffic.
2007 N.U.B.E. Camp
First year engineering students, This is your chance to get a head start into the school year!
College is a big change. You're going to a new place filled with people you don't know, taking classes in subjects you're unfamiliar with, and studying in buildings spread across several square miles. That's why we have the Nebraska Undergraduates Becoming Engineers (N.U.B.E.) camp for freshmen and transfer students. At this overnight retreat, you'll meet the classmates and professors with whom you'll spend the next four years of your life. With a ready-made support system, you won't feel like a newbie for long.
At the 2007 N.U.B.E. Camp you'll have the opportunity to do the following:
- Meet your engineering classmates
- Meet engineering faculty and staff
- Learn about campus resources
- Get invaluable advice from current students and faculty
- Participate in challenging activities that will inspire you on your college journey
- Have fun!