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    A unique national competition asked college engineering students to help build America’s cities 100 years from now

    Three of the nation’s leading engineering colleges are celebrating their winning entries in IBM and The History Channel® nationwide competition called The City of the Future: A Design and Engineering Challenge. IBM and The History Channel®, in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), challenged engineering students to peer into the future and propose the innovative engineering solutions that will sustain our great cities far in the 22nd century. It marked the second phase of a competition that earlier asked the nation’s architects to design “The City of The Future,” inspired by past civilizations revealed in The History Channel series, Engineering an Empire.

    The winner in the New York metro area was New Jersey’s Science & Technology University whose team included Latha Singanamalli, Kiratbir Khurana, Arwa Gheith, and team captain Gian Francisco. In Los Angeles, California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo fielded a winning team with team captain Derek Benedict, Karen Nishimoto, Anthony Henderson, and Christopher Pratt. In the Chicago region, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had Team Captain Peter Pascua, Sean Poust, Cam Talishi, and Chistiana Barnas submit the winning effort.

    Presentations were evaluated based on innovation, presentation, viability, application of engineering principals, and incorporation of the City of the Future design concept. Winning teams were named “IBM Engineers of the Future” and received $5000 from IBM. IBM also donated ThinkPads® to the winning teams’ schools.
    New Jersey Science & Technology University students focused on how best to provide and distribute new forms of energy to power New York, presenting their project to a panel of engineering and design experts. Students from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created an engineering infrastructure for Chicago’s water management while the team from the California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo offered engineering solutions to transportation woes in the Los Angeles metro region.

    Jurors who donated their expertise

    Among the jurors who reviewed the students’ submissions in New York were Jim Wynne, Global Coordinator and Engineers Week Program Manager, IBM, and 2002 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, Adam Yarinsky, Principal, Architecture Research Office, Andrew Herrmann, Managing Partner, Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, and Director and Vice Chair, ASCE Metropolitan Section, Augustine Digiacomo, Managing Principal, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, Lawrence Chiarelli, Professor, Polytechnic University, President, ASCE Metropolitan Section, Mike Lorczak, Associate Vice President, DMJM HARRIS, Vice President/Chair, ASCE Scholarship Committee, Co-Chair, ASCE Air Transport Group.

    In Chicago the jurors included, John Tolva, Senior Program Manager, IBM Cultural Strategy and Programs, Bill Kosik, Managing Principal, EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Martin Felsen, Co-Principal, UrbanLab, Sarah Dunn, Co-Principal, UrbanLab, Joe Johnson, Principal Project Manager, MWH Americas, President, Illinois Section ASCE, Dennis Martenson, Principal, CDM, 2005-2006 President, ASCE.

    In Los Angeles jurors were Peter Gross, Chief Executive and CTO, EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Eric Owen Moss, Principal, Eric Owen Moss Architects, John Morris, Principal, Morris Water Resources Consultants, President, ASCE, Los Angeles Section, Craig Taylor, Managing Partner, Baseline Mgmt, Inc., Research Associate Professor, USC, Chair, ASCE Council on Disaster Risk Management, and Harvey Gobas, Vice President, Water Resources Psomas.

    Speaking for his fellow jurors across the country, Craig Taylor, a Managing Partner of Baseline Management, Los Angeles, and Research Associate Professor at USC observed, “It was heartwarming to see students apply such energy and intelligence to address formidable challenges that face us all and future generations.”

    Student insight. Future vision.

    "IBM understands that for America to remain competitive in the global economy, the wonders of science and engineering must be presented as alluring, viable career paths with strong support by the private sector," said Stanley Litow, president of the IBM Foundation and vice president of IBM Corporate Community Relations. "Challenges like the City of the Future allow students to further develop their expertise by giving them practical experience in applying and presenting innovative engineering solutions to issues they may one day face."

    As the sponsor, IBM is dedicated to promoting the significant role that engineering and innovation will play in the development of viable and sustainable Cities of the Future. IBM has a long-standing commitment to programs like this one that encourage young people to explore careers in engineering. In addition, IBM has formed partnerships with school districts throughout the U.S. and in countries throughout the world to develop technology solutions designed to help raise student achievement.
    “History continues to provide us with a roadmap filled with important lessons,” observed Judy Klein Frimer, Director of Consumer Promotion & Strategic Alliances, The History Channel. “Engineering an Empire showcases those lessons and provides today’s architects and engineers with significant guidance on how to take our cities into the future. The response from these students, and all of the teams that competed, demonstrated the creative force among our young people that will propel us to the future.”

    The series that sparked this national effort, the critically acclaimed Engineering an Empire, was a one-hour weekly program on The History Channel® that looked at the key leaders of each ancient empire and explores the mark each left on his or her society – by way of roads, super-fortresses, dams, temples and other structures. The series is hosted by actor and art historian Peter Weller, who was featured prominently in the Emmy winning special on The History Channel, Rome: Engineering an Empire.

    The History Channel® is one of the leading cable television networks featuring compelling original, non-fiction specials and series that bring history to life in a powerful and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. The network provides an inviting place where people experience history in new and exciting ways enabling them to connect their lives today to the great lives and events of the past that provide a blueprint for the future. The History Channel has earned four Peabody Awards, three Primetime Emmy® Awards, 10 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. The History Channel reaches more than 91 million Nielsen subscribers. The website is located at www.History.com.

    IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with more than 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com

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    We serve as the connector and integrator of Harvard’s teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology.

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    Our name change in 2007 from "Division" to "School", approved by members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and ratified by the Harvard Corporation and Board of Overseers, is a celebration of the renewal and growth engineering and applied sciences has experienced in recent years at Harvard. At the same time, the new name reflects our progenitor, the Lawrence Scientific School. Founded in 1847, the Lawrence School was Harvard's first major effort to provide a formal, advanced education in science and engineering.

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