Register Now for Spring Career Fair:
The Spring Career Fair will be Feb. 13-14,
2007, in the Nebraska Union from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Up to 200 employers will meet
with students and alumni to discuss full-time
and internship opportunities. Feb. 13 is
reserved for business, liberal arts, government
and nonprofit groups. The engineering,
technology, science and agriculture portions
of the Spring Career Fair will be Feb. 14.
Online registration began Nov. 1. For
more information or to register, visit www.
General career information for alumni is
available at www.unl.edu/careers/alumni/shtml.
Save the Date: E-Week '07:
E-Week 2007 will be April 15-20. A tradition
since 1913, E-Week is dedicated to
acknowledging and rewarding engineers’
accomplishments. Alumni and their families
are invited to attend the annual E-Week Open
House on April 20, during which senior engineering
students will display their research
projects, corporate representatives will host
booths, and high school students will participate
in hands-on activities that highlight the
benefits of becoming an engineer.
For more information about E-Week, contact
Chairman Aaron Stubbendieck at (402)
430-0284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineering@Nebraska wants to know
what its alumni are doing. Tell us about
about your professional honors and memberships,
career changes and family information
such as births, marriages, graduations and
Log on to www.nuengr.unl.edu/alumni and click on Alumni Update Form.
Send us your photos to include with your
class note. E-mail is the most efficient way
to get your photos in Engineering@Nebraska.
Send them to email@example.com and reference
your class note. Please note that photos
must be high resolution—at least 300 dpi.
Or you can send photos to:
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
P.O. Box 880642
Lincoln, NE 68588-0642
Please include a self-addressed, stamped
envelope if you would like them returned.
Friends We Will Miss:
- Dale Heerman,
B.S. ’59, agricultural
received a presidential
citation from the
of Agricultural and
Heerman is a
professional agricultural engineer with the
USDA Agricultural Research Service office
in Fort Collins, Colo. In April, he was
inducted into the Department of Biological
Systems Engineering Hall of Fame.
- Brock Peterson, B.S. ’98, mechanical
engineering, is the sales and marketing
manager at Lincoln Composites Inc. The
company makes compressed natural gas,
compressed hydrogen tanks and accumulators
for automotive applications. Peterson
can be reached at bpeterson@lincolncomposites.
- The Association for Operations Management
recently named Bingguang Li, Ph.D.
’02, industrial and management systems
engineering, a Certified Fellow in Production
and Inventory (CFPIM) and a Certified
Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). To
qualify for these designations, candidates
must complete a rigorous course of study
and pass comprehensive examinations. Li
is an assistant professor of supply chain
management and quantitative methods
at the Harry F. Byrd School of Business at
Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va.
- William F. Norris, B.S. ’32, electrical
engineering, died Aug. 21 in Bloomington,
Minn. Norris was the founder of the
Control Data Corp., which a Duluth News
Tribune article described as “a launching
pad for trends that ranged from supercomputers to the socially conscious corporation.”
Under Norris’s direction, Control
Data was known as much for its programs
that created jobs and improved education
in low-income areas as the supercomputers
it began creating in the 1960s. In 1989
he received the College of Engineering
& Technology’s Outstanding Alumnus
Award. Norris is survived by his wife, Jane,
eight children, 21 grandchildren and six
- Joseph E. Peshek, B.S. ’34, civil engineering,
died March 24, 2006. He is survived by
his wife and daughter.
- Howard E. Simonson, B.S. ’36, mechanical
engineering, died April 19 in Bartlesville,
Okla. From 1936 to 1977, Simonson
worked for Phillips Petroleum Company as
a professional engineer. He was a member
of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, the National Society of Professional
Engineers and the Oklahoma Society
of Professional Engineers. Simonson was
former president of the Engineers Club of
Bartlesville and was involved in numerous
church and civic activities. He is survived
by his wife, Elizabeth, four children, four
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
- Eldon Louis Nuernberger, B.S. ’41,
mechanical engineering, died June 3 in
Chambersburg, Pa. He worked for ALCOA
in Cleveland from 1941 to 1946. In 1946
he became an assistant chief engineering
for T.B. Wood’s Sons. By his retirement in
1984, he had advanced to vice president of
engineering. Nuernberger was president of
the U.S. Mechanical Power Transmission
Association from 1977 to 1980 and worked
to establish national standards for the
industry. In 1980, he was a delegate to the
Mechanical Power Transmission Standards
Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, where U.S.
standards were adopted worldwide. Nuernberger
is survived by his wife, Louise, and
- Raymond C. Coleman, B.S. ’50, civil
engineering, died in Tucson, Ariz. Coleman
worked for Kirkham Michael in Omaha
for 25 years and with Fenical & Dombraski
Consulting Engineers in Tucson for 10
years. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve.
- Henry W. Wulf, B.S. ’53, civil engineering,
died Oct. 1 in Lincoln. Wulf worked for
Harold Hoskins and Associates from 1952
to 1960. He spent the majority of his career
at the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics.
Wulf became the assistant state
airport engineer in 1965 and advanced
to state airport engineer in 1982. After
retiring from state government in 1990,
Wulf worked for the Federal Emergency
Management Agency from 1992 to 1998.
He held leadership positions in numerous
professional organizations, including the
American Society of Civil Engineers, the
National Society of Professional Engineers,
the Lincoln Engineering Society and the
UNL College of Engineering & Technology
alumni advisory board. He was an adjunct
faculty member at UNL in 1978. Wulf is
survived by his wife, Opal, one daughter,
one son and two grandchildren.