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ODU star QB Heinicke Relishes Anonymity at School

He usually wears glasses to class – the Clark Kent, mild-mannered-reporter kind. But on this day, Taylor Heinicke left his specs at home. No matter. With or without them, he’s an anonymous face among the hundreds of students hurrying along Kaufman Mall. ( More )


CET Grad Named SHA District 7 Engineer

The Maryland State Highway Administration has appointed a new Engineer for District 7, which includes Frederick, Carroll and Howard Counties. Mark Crampton takes over from Dave Coyne, who is the SHA's Deputy Administrator and Chief Engineer for Operations. ( More )






New Mobile Storm Tool Developed at VMASC

A new tool developed by researchers at Old Dominion University is designed to graphically demonstrate the threat posed by high winds and rising water during a storm. It's called HEED, or the Hurricane Evacuation Encouragement Demonstrator, and it provides customized evacuation routes and video animations of what citizens may experience during a storm if they decide not to evacuate. ( More )



The Profile: NEMSI

Advances in marine engineering have been occurring at the Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology for quite some time, lending credence to the establishment of an Institute dedicated to the field. ( More )







Head of Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Visits ODU Engineering

The seeds of a fruitful partnership were planted last year when Old Dominion University began discussions with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), seeking to become its fourth university partner. With significant momentum behind the new alliance, new CCAM President and Executive Director Joseph F. Moody visited ODU on Wednesday, July 2. ( More )



Student Ingenuity Benefits Communities

A partnership formed last fall between the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Old Dominion University student and faculty assets, and the Hampton Roads Emergency Management Committee provided communities a clearer picture of their critical facility emergency power needs – at no cost. ( More )





M&S Certificate Recipient Joins Horizon Marine

William graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Physics. He then completed his M.S. in Physical Oceanography while also obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Modeling and Simulation Engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. William’s thesis involved analyzing observed Doppler shifted internal waves generated by tidal interactions with local bathymetry in a shallow water region off the coast of New Jersey. ( More )









NRC Names New Inspector

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected Thomas Taylor as the new Resident Inspector at the D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant in Bridgman, Mich., approximately 13 miles south of Benton Harbor. The nuclear power facility is operated by Indiana Michigan Power Co. ( More )


Engineering Graduates Among Those Commissioned

They stood tall in their crisp dress uniforms, shoulders back, arms straight at their sides. And they kept their eyes straight ahead and their looks solemn - to a point. After the pinnings, as they marched across the stage Friday morning with the achievement not just of graduating from college but of becoming officers in the Army, Marine Corps or Navy, the 52 graduates had difficulty suppressing grins as they received their first salutes. ( More )





Oktay Baysal Guest of HearSay

Oktay Baysal, dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, joined others involved in education to discuss the role of standardized testing on HearSay with Cathy Lewis. ( More )





Apprentices Offered ODU Engineering Degrees

Newport News Shipbuilding has signed an agreement with Old Dominion University to offer a bachelor’s degree to some of its apprentices. Photos of the day Deadly tornadoes, “The Blue” diamond, anti-Obama protest in the Philippines and more. Photos of the day: April 28, 2014 . The company is the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the only one in the world to build aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy. Out of about 6,000 applicants, the company selects about 250 apprentices each year. ( More )










Laroussi Chairing International Plasma Medicine Workshop

Mounir Laroussi, who directs Old Dominion University’s Laser & Plasma Engineering Institute (LPEI), is the main organizer of the 1st International Workshop on Plasma for Cancer Treatment, which will be held March 25-26 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. ( More )


One-on-one: MET Grad Wil James

In 2010, Wil James became the seventh president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. Since beginning his career with Toyota in 1987, supervising a team of 20 people, James has served in multiple leadership roles within Toyota's network of manufacturing operations across the U.S., including senior vice president of Toyota's vehicle plant in Indiana from 2008 to 2010 and prior to that, president of the automaker's Long Beach, Calif., subsidiary plant, which produces vehicle parts. ( More )










Distinguished Honors Celebration Call for Nominations

The Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology at Old Dominion University invites you to nominate candidates for the 2014 Distinguished Honors Celebration annual awards in the categories of Leadership, Humanitarian, Pioneer, and Service. These awards will be presented at the Fourth Annual Distinguished Honors Celebration to be held Friday, May 16, 2014 at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. ( More )



ODU Engineering Grad Is Endowing Scholarships

When Norfolk native Toykea Jones graduated from Old Dominion University with a master's degree in environmental engineering in 2005, she landed a great job at Johnson & Johnson and worked her way up the corporate ladder. Now Jones is living her dream, and she wants to help other young people achieve theirs. ( More )










MAE's Drew Landman Honored by SAE

SAE International honored Drew Landman, PhD, Professor, of the mechanical and aersopace engineering department, with the 2013 Technical Standards board Outstanding Achievement Award. Established in 1953, the Technical Standards Board Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes individuals for outstanding service in the technical committee activities of SAE International. ( More )















VMASC Visionary Gene Newman Dies

Gene G. Newman, a long-time civilian employee of the U.S. Department of Defense who was integral in bringing the discipline of modeling and simulation to Old Dominion University, has died following a long illness. He was 81. ( More )



Dhali Tapped as Associate Dean of Engineering

Shirshak Dhali, professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering in Old Dominion University’s Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, has been appointed associate dean of the college, effective Aug. 26. ( More )











ODU Engineer Developing Process to Convert Tobacco Plants to Biofuels

An Old Dominion University engineer has been hired by a Virginia-based company to help convert tobacco biomass to advanced biofuels and bioproducts. Sandeep Kumar, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been at ODU since 2010, conducting research in the area of biofuels production from nonfood-based biomass feedstock. ( More )