Amy Corron, assistant director of student activities, received the Revis A. Cox Memorial Award recently at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) 2016 Conference. This award was established as a lasting tribute to Revis A. Cox and his contributions, commitments, creativity, and relentless support of multicultural education. Cox is the late director of student activities at Virginia Commonwealth University and was very involved in ACUI. The award recognizes ACUI members committed to multicultural education in the field of college unions and student activities.
Jim Hendler, director of the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences, was a featured panelist in the session “New Science Roadmaps for Global Research” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in February 2016. He talked about the importance of socio-technical modeling in cybersecurity research.
Michael Symans, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was elected national vice president of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society, at its 44th National Conclave, March 10-12 at Northeastern University. Chi Epsilon was founded in 1922 and has 131 collegiate chapters and 118,973 members. Symans has served as the Northeast District Councillor since 2010 and the National Marshall since 2012. He became a member of Chi Epsilon at the University at Buffalo in 1989 and served as the faculty adviser of the Rensselaer chapter from 2002 to 2010, during which time he received the Chi Epsilon Arthur N.L. Chiu Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award for the Northeast District. The Rensselaer chapter of Chi Epsilon, the 17th chapter to be installed nationwide, was founded in 1941.