University of Nebraska - Lincoln
College of Engineering & Technology Alumni Magazine
Fall 2002

Making SAFER Races
Researchers at the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility have installed an energy-absorbing wall at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that could make automobile racing safer.
From Humble Beginnings
A visionary leader and teacher, Olin J. Ferguson guided the College through a tumultuous period in U.S. history marked by Prohibition, the stock market crash, the Great Depression and World War II. His legacy is still with us today.
Special Section—The Global Grid
Grid computing may be the hottest thing to hit the computing world since the development of the Internet. Read about projects under way in high-performance computing and high-speed networking in the College of Engineering & Technology
Top 20 Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
A remarkable century of technological progress has revolutionized the way people live, work, play and travel. This is the fifth and final in our series of articles on the National Academy of Engineering’s “Top 20” list of greatest engineering achievements.

CONTACTS is published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering and Technology in cooperation with the Nebraska and Engineering Alumni Associations.

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