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Appointments, honors and activities

Faculty and staff honors:

- Eugene H. Spafford, executive director of Purdue's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) has been elected to the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) council. New officers elected by ACM professional members represent the more than 100,000 computing professionals and students who comprise ACM's international membership. Spafford will serve a four-year term as a member-at-large.

• Student honors:

- The Purdue EcoMakers team received six awards during the EcoCAR2 Year One Competition in Los Angeles, held May 18-23. The first year of the three-year competition focused on the team plans for their vehicle's architecture based on modeling and simulation. Purdue won the following awards: first in Winter Workshop's Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Evaluation; first in the Women in the Engineering Award; second in Controls Presentation; second in Freescale Innovation Award; third in the Year One HIL Evaluation; third in the dSpace Embedded Success Award for demonstrating the most effective use of dSpace HIL equipment. With the first year of the competition complete, teams will receive a 2013 Chevy Malibu this summer to begin implementing their designs.

Notables:

- Campus Technology magazine is recognizing Purdue as an international campus technology innovator for Hotseat, Mixable and DoubleTake, three mobile applications that bolster engagement inside and outside the classroom using technology already integral to students. The annual awards recognize higher education institutions for initiatives in educational technology that are models for other schools. Purdue has won six of the awards since 2006, all for technologies developed by Purdue's IT staff. Purdue is among 10 award winners for 2012 selected out of 354 nominations from higher education institutions worldwide. The winners are highlighted on CampusTechnology.com and will be featured at the magazine's Campus Technology 2012 conference July 16-19 in Boston and in its July print edition.