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August 2005

In this issue:

Stories
–FAU Teaching and Leadership Center Awarded $1.9 Million Grant
–FAU?s Human Powered Submarine Team Breaks Record at International Races
–FAU Files Patent on Extended Range Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle
–Owls to Face Florida Gators in 2007 and 2011
–FAU Hires New Men?s and Women?s Tennis Coaches
–Crews Signs with Owls Basketball
–Women?s Basketball Unveils 2005-06 Schedule
–FAU vs. Louisville Alumni Football Trip Reservations Due August 12

Events
–FAU Alumni and Graduate Students Wine and Cheese Reception
–FAU FanFest
–?FAU Day? at Boca Town Center Mall
–FAU Football and Tailgate Parties



FAU TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP CENTER AWARDED $1.9 MILLION GRANT

The School Board of Broward County, through the FAU Teaching and Leadership Center, has
been awarded a $1.9 million ?No Child Left Behind Transition to Teaching? grant to be funded
over three years by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will support a Transition to
Teaching program with the goal of recruiting mid-career professionals and recent college
graduates to teach in Broward County's high need schools. This project streamlines the
district's hiring, placement and new staff support systems for alternative certification candidates
by creating a one-stop center for all alternative candidates seeking information, training and
support. For more on this story, visit

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http://www.fau.edu/president/communications/pressreleases/July05/14.html.




FAU?S HUMAN POWERED SUBMARINE TEAM BREAKS RECORD AT INTERNATIONAL
RACES

FAU's Human Powered Submarine Team recently returned from the Eighth International
Submarine Races at the Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where it placed
second overall and won the title of most efficient team. The team also beat its own record for the
fastest time, clocking in at 6.1 knots. The team used the 15 year-old FA U-Boat at the
competition, where each team was given the task of developing a one or two-person "wet"
submarine, which floods upon submersion. "The International Submarine Race is a great
opportunity for FAU engineering students to put theory into practice," said Travis Steeves, pilot
for this year's team. "Having the opportunity to compete and share information with other ocean
engineering enthusiasts from around the world is definitely very exciting." For more on this
story, visit

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http://www.fau.edu/president/communications/pressreleases/July05/11.html.




FAU FILES PATENT ON EXTENDED RANGE SOLAR-POWERED ELECTRIC VEHICLE

FAU has filed a U.S. patent application for an invention that optimizes the capture of solar
energy using an array of automatically adjusting high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) cells that can
significantly extend the range of an electric vehicle. Inventors Roger Messenger, an FAU
professor of electrical engineering, and Max Saelzer, an FAU graduate student, used a golf cart
as a potential application for their invention. The PV array mounted on the cart automatically
adjusts to the angle of the sunlight for the enhanced capture of solar energy to charge the
onboard batteries. When the batteries are charged and the cart is not being driven, any
additional energy can be used to supply power to external electrical devices such as electric
lawn and gardening tools or a power grid. The PV array can also be used during natural
disasters, such as hurricanes, by supplying energy to an emergency load. Jet Turbine Service,
located in the FAU Research and Development Park adjacent to the FAU Boca Raton campus,
collaborated with FAU on this project. For more on this story, visit

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http://www.fau.edu/president/communications/pressreleases/August05/5.html.





OWLS TO FACE FLORIDA GATORS IN 2007 AND 2011

FAU Athletics recently entered into an agreement to play two football games with the University
of Florida. The first is tentatively scheduled for November 17, 2007, while the second is
scheduled for September 3, 2011. The 2007 game will mark the first time FAU Head Coach
Howard Schnellenberger has squared off against the Gators since he took his Louisville team to
Gainesville in October 1992. While head coach at the University of Miami, Schnellenberger
faced the Gators five times, three in Gainesville. For more on this story, visit

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http://fausports.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/072305aab.html.



INDIVIDUAL AND SEASON FOOTBALL TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets are now available for all home games, including the Dolphins Stadium opener against
Oklahoma State. For tickets, visit http://fausports.collegesports.com/tickets/fau-tickets.html
or call toll-free 1-866-FAU-OWLS (328-6957).



FAU HIRES NEW MEN?S AND WOMEN?S TENNIS COACHES

FAU Athletic Director Craig Angelos has announced the hiring of David Komie ?85 as the head
coach for men?s tennis and Mary Dailey as the head coach for women?s tennis. Komie played
for the Owls in 1984 and 1985 and most recently served as a volunteer assistant for the
University of Texas for the past four years. For the past 16 years, he has practiced law and,
since 1996, has run his own law firm in Austin, TX. Dailey comes to FAU after serving as the
head professional at the Newport Bay Club in Boca Raton. Her previous collegiate head
coaching stint was at Illinois-Chicago, where she led the Flames to back-to-back Horizon
League championships in 2000 and 2001. She is a former NCAA All-American and played on
the WTA Tour. For more on Coach Komie, visit
http://fausports.collegesports.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/072205aaa.html.
For more on Coach Dailey, visit
http://fausports.collegesports.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/072105aaa.html.



CREWS SIGNS WITH OWLS BASKETBALL

FAU Men's Basketball Head Coach Matt Doherty recently announced that Brent Crews has
signed a grant-in-aid to play for the Owls beginning with the 2005-06 season. Crews is a 6-1,
210 guard who played for Chipola College in Marianna, FL, the past two years. For more on
this story, visit http://fausports.collegesports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/072605aaa.html.



WOMEN?S BASKETBALL UNVEILS 2005-06 SCHEDULE

In their final season in the Atlantic Sun Conference, the Owls will take part in 20 conference
games and seven non-conference games. To access the schedule, visit
http://fausports.collegesports.com/sports/w-baskbl/sched/fau-w-baskbl-sched.html.





FAU VS. LOUISVILLE ALUMNI FOOTBALL TRIP RESERVATIONS DUE AUGUST 12

Join us as we support our FAU Owls Football Team on the road! FAU is taking on the
University of Louisville Cardinals on October 1 in Louisville, Kentucky, and we want you to be a
part of it! Travel packages include roundtrip airfare (leaving Sept. 29 from Fort Lauderdale and
returning October 2), accommodations at the team hotel in downtown Louisville, tours of
Churchill Downs and the Louisville Slugger Museum, pre-game tailgate party and game ticket,
and much more! Alumni who register for this trip will be eligible to win two passes to watch the
game from the field! Space is limited, so visit http://www.faufantravel.com or call
1-866-995-7444 by August 12.







FAU ALUMNI AND GRADUATE STUDENTS WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Eleanor R. Baldwin House, FAU Boca Raton Campus

Join fellow FAU alumni and current graduate students at this special networking event
sponsored by the FAU Agency for Graduate Concerns (AGC), FAU National Alumni
Association and FAU Student Alumni Association. R.S.V.P. to the FAU AGC at 561-297-1170
or [email protected]



FAU FANFEST

Saturday, Aug. 20, 1 p.m. (Football Scrimmage at 2 p.m.)

Tom Oxley Practice Field, FAU Boca Raton Campus

For more information, visit http://fausports.com or call 561-297-2953.



?FAU DAY? AT BOCA TOWN CENTER MALL

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Boca Town Center Mall, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL

As part of the mall?s 25th anniversary celebration, FAU will have a display booth with
giveaways, information, cheerleaders, athletes and more! Please show your support by going
to the mall that day and stopping by the display near the main entrance by the customer
service desk.



FAU FOOTBALL




FAU VS. OKLAHOMA STATE

Thursday, Sept. 8

Pre-Game Tailgate: 5 p.m., Outside Dolphins Stadium, Miami, FL

Kickoff: 7 p.m.



FAU VS. LOUISIANA-MONROE

Thursday, Sept. 22

Pre-Game Tailgate: 5:30 p.m., Outside Lockhart Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.



For more information and to R.S.V.P. for the tailgate parties, e-mail [email protected] or
call toll-free 1-888-FAU-ALUM (328-2586).



FOR MORE INFORMATION

To find out more about upcoming FAU events open to the public, visit
http://www/about/univrela/public.htm.





For more news from within FAU, access the latest issue of Update, the University?s monthly
newsletter, at http://www.fau.edu/president/communications/internal/update.htm.





WE LOOK FORWARD TO KEEPING YOU CONNECTED TO FAU!

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Our board is a little ahead on a few sports items but there's still some good info on the school's accomplishments!

A human powered submarine?!

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All great stuff... and the submarine, im suprised you have never heard of it. Were in the news every year or it.
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Really?

Is it like that ESPN commercial with Lance Armstrong powering the studio? ;D
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bighooter said

All great stuff… and the submarine, im suprised you have never heard of it. Were in the news every year or it.

Yeah..Our O.E. department is pretty awesome. They were winning big with the human powered subs back when I was there and it looks like they are still going strong. ;D
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Seriously, how does it work? (sorry for getting off topic)
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They used to have the submarine races at the main Singer Island beach.
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Here is a link to the 1998 races that FAU hosted off of Singer Island… http://www.hte.com/subrace/
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oops… wronlink… here is the correct link

http://www.oe.fau.edu/other/subhome.html
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