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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

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

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  • Dale Heerman, B.S. ’59, agricultural engineering, received a presidential citation from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 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. com.
  • 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.

Friends We Will Miss:
  • 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 great-grandchildren.
  • 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 his children.
  • 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.
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