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CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE
George R. Brown Convention Center, Site of the IMECE'2012 in Houston, Texas
IMECE'2012 - ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exhibition - Houston, Texas - 2012
The IMECE conference is the premier annual conference for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  The conference focuses on providing opportunities for engineers to discuss the research and issues that are shaping the future of engineering. The opportunity is provided to network with engineers from a wide variety of disciplines.

The Sic'em research group had two podium presentations of our submitted articles for the proceedings (Russell Mailen and Babatunde Agboola).  Ben Lewis presented his award winning poster in the NSF CMMI Poster Symposium (Ben received one of 40 full travel awards of over 400 applicants). David Jack was the Session Chair and Topic Organizer for all five sessions on Computational Studies on MEMS and Nanostructures, and was co-Topic Organizer and Session Chair for both sessions of Design and Manufacturing of Composites, and one session of Multifunctional Composite Materials.
Society of Petroleum Engineer's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas - 2012 SPE's ATCE Meeting - 2012
The Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference (ATCE) focuses on all phases of the oil and gas exploration and production process.  With over 350 technical papers and over 400 exhibiting companies, there are countless opportunities for students to interact and learn about the petroleum industry.  This was the Sic'em group's first Petroleum Engineering conference, and we will be presenting papers at the 2013 ATCE conference.
Russell Mailen at the ACCE Conference - 2012
Society of Polymer Engineer's Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition, Troy, Michigan - 2012
The SPE Automotive and Composites Division host the annual Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE) in Troy Michigan.  The ACCE is one of the preeminent venues for educators, automotive engineers, and material suppliers to interact and discuss the expanding importance of the use of thermosets and thermoplastic composites in the automotive industry.

Sic'em had two presentations of papers by Russell Mailen and Cong Zhang, and each received high praise from the audience.
Early Career Technical Conference - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 2012 SPDC/ECTC - Section E - Baylor Contingent
A forum for the presentation of new and recently completed work by mechanical engineering graduate students and early career mechanical engineers. The conference is supported by the ASME Old Guard and the Committee on Early Career Development.

Sic'em had two presentations (Theresa Vo and Russell Mailen), and each received high praise from the attendees. For the third year in a row a Sic'em member (Russell Mailen) brought home the Best Presentation award.
URSA Scholar's Presentations - 2012
URSA Scholar's Week - Baylor University - 2012
The Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) initiative at Baylor welcomes all undergraduates, from freshman to senior, to consider maximizing their education through a variety of research and scholarly activities found both within the classroom and beyond.  Two undergraduate researchers (Haden Duke and William Minnie) from Sic'em presented their work during the annual Scholar's Week hosted by the Baylor University URSA program.
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges - Baylor University, Waco, Texas - 2011
Baylor University - Who's Who - Babatunde Agboola
The 2011-2012 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges will include the names of seventy-five students from Baylor University who have been selected as outstanding campus leaders. Babatunde Agboola of Sic'em was selected by the campus selection committee based on the nomination of the faculty of Baylor University.  The award was based on his exceptional academic achievements, his publication record, his two awards for Best Paper at both the 2010 and the 2011 ASME-ECTC conference, his work with the Baylor International Center, and his work with Habitat for Humanity
Dr. Jack at IMECE'2011 in Denver, Colorado
IMECE'2011 - ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exhibition - Denver, Colorado - 2011
The IMECE conference is the premier annual conference for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  The conference focuses on providing opportunities for engineers to discuss the research and issues that are shaping the future of engineering. The opportunity is provided to network with engineers from a wide variety of disciplines.

The Sic'em research group had three podium presentations of our submitted articles for the proceedings (Nikhil Ashtekar and David Jack), one of which was co-authored with researchers from the University of Missouri (Dongdong Zhang and Douglas Smith - Mechanical Engineering and Stephen Montgomery-Smith - Mathematics). David Jack was the session chair for the both sessions on Computational Studies on MEMS and Nanostructures, both sessions of Design and Manufacturing of Composites, and one session in Advances in Material Forming, Applications, Tooling and Rapid Prototyping.
Workshop on Splitting and Multiscale Methods for Computational PDEs - Waco, Texas - 2011
Baylor University - Workshop on Splitting
Splitting methods have recently emerged as a major methodology in finite elements, finite differences, and hybrid calculations.  Their application in multiscale modeling is becoming quite evident in the mathematics and scientific community.  This workshop is aimed at bringing together researchers having overlapping interests in solving partial differential equations by using cutting-edge splitting and/or multiscale methods, with the goal of encouraging and exchanging new ideas to stimulate new areas of collaboration in this area of computational mathematics.
U.S. Navy - Educator's Orientation Visit - 2011 Educator's Orientation Visit, Hosted by the United States Nuclear Navy - San Diego, California - 2011
The U.S. Navy's Educator Orientation Visit provides a unique opportunity for faculty members to learn about the United States Nuclear Navy. During this four day visit, Dr. Jack was able to tour the U.S. Navy submarine training grounds at Port Loma in California, visit the Navy Carrier Bohneme Richard, and spend the day at sea on board the 688-I fast attack submarine the USS Hampton. During the tour, educators were given the opportunity to talk with personnel on both the Bohneme Richard and the Hampton about their experiences within the Navy as well as the training and education required to serve on a fast-attack submarine.
Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium - Norman, Oklahoma - 2011 OU Supercomputing Symposium 2011
The Supercomputing Symposium provides a format for researchers from all disciplines to discuss the use of supercomputing for both research and teaching.  Topics include presentations by key companies in the supercomputing field where they discuss next generation improvements and advances in cluster hardware. An additional emphasis on supercomputing pedagogy is presented during the afternoon sessions.
NCSI Workshop on Parallel Programming - 2011 NCSI Summer Tutorial Workshop on Intermediate Parallel Programming & Cluster Computing - Norman, Oklahoma - 2011
The National Computational Science Institutes's (NCSI) summer workshop seeks to take the teaching of programming from the traditional desktop to modern high-performance computing.  The week long workshop  develops applications  designed to run on  clusters, many core machines,  shared memory machines and graphical processing units.  The emphasis is on teaching pedagogy for undergraduate educators  over a wide range of disciplines who seek to introduce supercomputing  to their undergraduate teaching and research.
Early Career Technical Conference - Fayetteville, Arkansas - 2011
A forum for the presentation of new and recently completed work by mechanical engineering graduate students and early career mechanical engineers.  The conference is supported by the ASME Old Guard and the Committee on Early Career Development.

Sic'em had four presentations (Theresa Vo, Cong Zhang, Nikhil Ashtekar and Babatunde Agboola), and each received high praise from the attendees. For the second year in a row (2010 and 2011), Babatunde Agboola brought back to Baylor and the Sic'em research group the Best Presentation award.
NNSA - PSAAP II Workshop
Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP II) Pre-proposal Workshop - Dallas, Texas - 2011
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) sought to provide information to interested institutions to learn about the next ASC academic  program, the ASC Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP). The focus of the program is to develop technologies to support exascale computing for scientific and engineering applications with a strong emphasis on verification and validation with uncertainty quantification.
IMECE'2010 - ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exhibition - Vancouver, British Columbia - 2010 Babatunde, Cong and Dongdong at IMECE'10
The IMECE conference is the premier annual conference for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  The conference focuses on providing opportunities for engineers to discuss the research and issues that are shaping the future of engineering. The opportunity is provided to network with engineers from a wide variety of disciplines.

The Sic'em research group had five podium presentations of our submitted articles for the proceedings (Cong Zhang, Nikhil Ashtekar, Babatunde Agboola, and David Jack), three of which were co-authored with researchers from the University of Missouri (Douglas Smith - Mechanical Engineering and Stephen Montgomery-Smith - Mathematics). Nikhil Ashtekar participated in the MEMS/NEMS poster competition, and his poster was well received. David Jack was the session chair for the session Computational Studies on Nanostructures and MEMS in the Micro and Nanosystems track.
Society of Rheology 82nd Annual Meeting
The Society of Rheology's 82nd Annual Meeting - Santa Fe, New Mexico - 2010
The Society of Rheology is composed of physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, and mathematicians interested in advancing and applying rheology, which is defined as the science of deformation and flow of matter. The annual meeting provides a forum for scientists from around the world to gather and present recent research topics in their respective fields of expertise.

The Sic'em research group had two podium presentations (Cong Zhang and Babatunde Agboola) which were well received.
Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium - Norman, Oklahoma - 2010 OU Supercomputing Symposium 2010
The Supercomputing Symposium provides a format for researchers from all disciplines to discuss the use of supercomputing for both research and teaching.  Topics include presentations by key companies in the supercomputing field where they discuss next generation improvements and advances in cluster hardware. An additional emphasis on supercomputing pedagogy is presented during the afternoon sessions.
COMSOL Multiphysics Workshop - 2010
COMSOL Multiphysics Workshop - Dallas, TX - 2010
The workshop in Dallas gave an overview of COMSOL's newest release, Version 4.1.  The emphasis was on the mechanics of the new model builder interface with updated functionality and model adaptation.  Examples were provided, and attendees worked the problems hands-on, for several three dimensional multiphysics problems to explore the new workflow.
NCSI Summer Tutorial Workshop on Intermediate Parallel Programming & Cluster Computing - Norman, Oklahoma - 2010
NCSI Workshop on Parallel Programming - 2010
The National Computational Science Institutes's (NCSI) summer workshop seeks to take the teaching of programming from the traditional desktop to modern high-performance computing.  The week long workshop  develops applications  designed to run on  clusters, many core machines,  shared memory machines and graphical processing units.  The emphasis is on teaching pedagogy for undergraduate educators  over a wide range of disciplines who seek to introduce supercomputing  to their undergraduate teaching and research.
Dr. Jack, Babatunde, Cong, and Nikhil at ECTC'10
Early Career Technical Conference - Tulsa, Oklahoma - 2010
A forum for the presentation of new and recently completed work by mechanical engineering graduate students and early career mechanical engineers.  The conference is supported by the ASME Old Guard and the Committee on Early Career Development.

Sic'em had three presentations (Cong Zhang, Nikhil Ashtekar and Babatunde Agboola), and each received high praise from the attendees. For the first time ever, a graduate student from Baylor University, Babatunde Agboola, brought back the Best Presentation award.
Linear Statics, Normal Modes, and Buckling Analysis MSC Nastran & Patran - Los Angelos, California - 2010
MSC.Patran Workshop
This week long training workshop covers the basic overview of MSC.Nastran and MSC.Patran. Basic analysis techniques were discussed for linear statics problems, eigenfrequency analysis and buckling problems that can be solved in NASTRAN/PATRAN. Techniques for optimal work flow, solution analysis, and the element library were introduced.
Nikhil at IMECE'09
IMECE'2009 - ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exhibition - Orlando, Florida - 2009
The IMECE conference is the premier annual conference for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  The conference focuses on providing opportunities for engineers to discuss the research and issues that are shaping the future of engineering. The opportunity is provided to network with engineers from a wide variety of disciplines.

The Sic'em research group had two podium presentations of our submitted articles for the proceedings (Nikhil Ashtekar and David Jack). Nikhil Ashtekar participated in the MEMS/NEMS poster competition, and his poster was well received.
Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium - Norman, Oklahoma - 2009 OU Supercomputing Symposium 2010
The Supercomputing Symposium provides a format for researchers from all disciplines to discuss the use of supercomputing for both research and teaching.  Topics include presentations by key companies in the supercomputing field where they discuss next generation improvements and advances in cluster hardware. An additional emphasis on supercomputing pedagogy is presented during the afternoon sessions.

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