College Planning & Management

JUN 2013

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newS + tRendS TechWatch + device research Financial gift for mobile device effciency T he University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) recently received a gift in the amount of $2M from ATMI, Inc., a global technology company and supplier of advanced materials solutions to the microelectronics industry. In a public event on the UC Berkeley campus, ATMI's chief executive offcer, Doug Neugold, presented the gift to S. Shankar Sastry, dean of the College of Engineering, and transistor technology pioneer Professor Chenming Hu of the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences. The gift to the College will support ongoing work by Professor Hu and his colleagues in the effort to develop ultra-low power consuming microelectronic device architecture and design that would enable greater ubiquity of mobile devices. "UC Berkeley has a proven record of innovative semiconductor device research that has pushed the boundaries of performance and power effciency of transistors," notes Dean Sastry. "The ATMI gift will aid research toward accomplishing new advances, especially in reducing the energy footprint in microelectronics." Energy effciency is the next major barrier to new applications and markets for semiconductor circuits. Professor Hu and his colleagues will conduct leading-edge design and research in an effort to reach new milestones for sustainable solutions in power storage, consumption, and overall effciency. "It is our privilege to enable future-focused, microelectronics solution development through such an accomplished team and College at this prestigious university," commented Neugold during the campus presentation. "As a global technology leader in microelectronics, we are inspired by all efforts that deliver more effcient and sustainable solutions to our industry. It is my hope that the work from this endeavor, led by Professor Hu, might someday deliver just that." + d i g i ta l l e a r n i n g initiative wins at conference courseload, inc. and indiana university (iu) were recently recognized as a gold recipient in the IMS Global Learning Consortium's Learning Impact Awards. Representatives from Courseload and IU accepted the award at the IMS Global Learning Impact 2013 conference. The Courseload-IU eTexts and digital course materials initiative received the Learning Impact Award as a result of the representative use of technology to address the challenges faced by the global learning community. Courseload is an innovator in the aggregation, delivery, and use of eTexts and digital course materials. "Courseload at Indiana University provides a great example of the type of world-class innovation that the Learning Impact Awards were designed to recognize," says Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive offcer of IMS Global. "The net result simultaneously improves access, affordability, and quality of the educational experience at Indiana University." IU's Courseload implementation enables benefts including: • Immediate access to all course materials in a course using eTexts, allowing learning to begin on day one • Access to all digital course materials for the duration of students' enrollment at IU • Course materials readily available on any device using a modern web browser with printing options • Incorporation of free or lower-cost open source materials and faculty-generated content • Aggregated demand creating the conditions for the lowest pricing for content • Real-time engagement analytics with all text-based course materials • Instructor contextual guidance through annotations within the digital course materials, improving students' understanding • Collaborative tools "We're very pleased to be recognized with Indiana University for this award. From our pilots in 2009 to the present, Indiana University has been a valuable partner in helping Courseload to craft a cutting-edge solution," says John Falchi, Courseload senior vice president of academic and business partnerships. "We look forward to continuing our partnership and seeing even more improvements in affordability and student success through innovation and collaboration." Learn more about the use of the Courseload digital course materials platform at Indiana University: For more information about IU, see, and visit to learn more about the eTexts initiative. JUNE 2013 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 51

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