April 28, 2009 - Student Creates Homepage for Albion College Community
Matthew Howe ('11), a computer science major, has created a new webpage Squeller.com to serve as a home page for the Albion College community. You can read about his venture in an April 17 Pleiad article.
May 29, 2009 - Darren E. Mason's Research Published
Darren Mason's research was published in the paper "The Role of Heterogeneous Deformation on Damage Nucleation at Grain Boundaries in Single Phase Metals" in the International Journal of Plasticity. Darren's co-authors were T.R. Bieler, D. Kumar, and M.A. Crimp (all of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University), and P. Eisenlohr, F. Roters and D. Raabe (all of Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung — Düsseldorf, Germany). The official citation is Int. J. of Plasticity, 25 (9), p. 1655 - 1683, 2009.
June 1, 2009 - Darren E. Mason is visiting scholar at the Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE)
Darren Mason is currently visiting the Max-Planck Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf, Germany and will remain its guest until June 30, 2009. During his visit Professor Mason will be working with colleagues from the Microstructure Physics and Metal Forming division of MPIE and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from Michigan State University on fundamental problems that arise in modeling microcrack/damage nucleation in textured metals. The research program is a fusion of experimental, numerical modeling, and mathematical modeling of material behavior across multiple length scales. This international and interdisciplinary project is funded by a three-year joint grant from the National Science Foundation and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation).
June 15, 2009 - Mark Bollman Leads At AP Calculus Reading
Mark Bollman served as a Table Leader at the 2009 Advanced Placement Calculus reading, held from June 9-15 in Kansas City, Missouri. As a table leader, Mark was part of a team of two who were jointly responsible for the performance of a room of 16 exam readers. His room contributed, along with 830 college and high school calculus teachers from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and several foreign countries, in scoring 304,490 AB and BC Calculus exams. Mark is in his fourth year as a TL, following five years of service as a Reader.