SYNC TO HANDHELD
POINTS OF PRIDE
|| The General, a supermileage
vehicle built by a team of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students,
captured third place in this year's SAE Supermileage Vehicle Competition
in Marshall, Mich. with a fuel economy of 968 miles per gallon, according
to associate professor Ian R. Grosse (right), who advised the students.
Berkeley took first place with a fuel economy of 1,068 mpg, followed
by Nova Scotia's Dalhousie University, whose vehicle came in at 972
mpg. Two dozen schools from the U.S., Canada and Mexico took part
in the competition. This year's showing equaled UMass' third place
in 1997, when the campus's entry clocked in at 611 mpg, which would
have finished seventh this year, said Grosse. Team members included
(from left) Andrew Burne, Samuel Toma and Nicholas Beluzo, as well
as Neil Slyva and driver Caroline Soto, who are not pictured. Grosse
also credited the Engineering Technical Support Services staff, including
Bruce Stewart, Miles Eastman and George Reid, for their assistance.
(Stan Sherer photo)
committee mulls spending plans;
state budget passed
The House and Senate versions of the fiscal 2003 state budget are
currently before a six-member conference committee charged with
reconciling differences in the two bills.
choose early retirement option
If there aren't as many familiar faces around campus this week,
it's no accident.
construction boom biggest since 1960s
Summer always sees a construction boom on campus. But in what Facilities
Planning director James Cahill called "the most construction
activity in one single period" on campus since the 1960s, the
University is hammering away on 29 renovation or new-construction
projects this season and is in the planning stages of a number of
takes job at WasteCap
R. Marc Fournier, assistant director for Grounds Management
at Physical Plant, is leaving this week for a new job as executive
director of WasteCap of Massachusetts, a private non-profit founded
in 1993 to promote and implement recycling, waste reduction, and
use of recycled materials within the state's business community.
faculty and staff retired this semester
The following staff and faculty retired between Jan. 1 and June
30, according to the Division of Human Resource