“Rocks, Jeans, and Busy Machines”Alane ALVAREZ DE RIVERA (B.S., CEGEOS ’96 ) has published a children’s book, “Rocks, Jeans, and Busy Machines,” the first in a series of storybooks designed to help children understand what engineers do and encourage an interest in engineering fields.

Paul BRENNER’s (Ph.D., CSE ’07; B.S., CSE ’98 ) work on green computing was featured in the March 4, 2010, issue of The Economist. Brenner’s work focuses on “heat scavenging,” recycling heat that was generated for other purposes, such as locating computers in the South Bend Botanical Conservatories and Greenhouse in order to help heat the greenhouse and simultaneously reduce cooling costs in a traditional machine room.

John BRUNO (B.S., AME ’63 ) owns and operates Oak Summit Vineyard in upstate N.Y. He ran his family restaurant for 33 years and then “retired” to start the vineyard. He says the thermodynamic properties of compressible fluid flow come in handy when vinifying batches of his award-winning Pinot Noir.

Mark COMERFORD (B.S., MET ’84) currently serves and president and chief executive officer of Haynes International, a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of technologically advanced, high-performance alloys, primarily for use in the aerospace, land-based gas turbine, and chemical processing markets.

Kevin A. FORD (B.S., AME ’82 ) served as pilot on the Space Shuttle Discovery Mission STS-128 that launched on August 28, 2009. He carried a jacket of the book “Aeronautics to Aerospace at the University of Notre Dame,” written by faculty members Thomas J. Mueller and Robert C. Nelson, with him on the 13-day flight.

Colonel Michael T. GOOD (B.S., AME '92 ) served as mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Atlantis Mission STS-125, which lifted off on May 11, 2009.  Good carried a Notre Dame pennant with him on the flight. His second shuttle mission, also aboard the Atlantis as a mission specialist, lifted off on May 14, 2010.

Joel HYPOLITE (B.S., CSE ’98 ) received one of two Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) at the 2010 BEYA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference in February. Hypolite is a senior information security engineer and scientist and expert in computer security.

Xenofon D. KOUTSOUKOS (M.S., EE AND APMA ’98; Ph.D., EE ’00), associate professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt University, participated in the National Academy of Engineering’s first Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium in November 2009.

Scott KRISCOVICH (B.S., EE ’88 ) was named president of TrueBridge Resources, a national professional staffing company based in Atlanta, Ga.

An adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University and consultant with extensive steel industry experience, Michael MCGUIRE's (B.S., AME '89)  book, "Stainless Steel for Design Engineers," has been published by ASM International.

Percy A. PIERRE (B.S., EE ’61 M.S., EE ’63 ), professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Michigan State University and member of the Notre Dame board of Trustees, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering for “his service to the Army in research and development, his contributions to engineering education, and his leadership in creating a national minority engineering effort.”

Stephen POWER (B.S., EE ’83) was recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for his dedication, leadership, and excellence in all aspects of travel services. Power is the chief executive officer of Business Travel Systems ASIA, Inc.

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