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Compendex use among COE faculty

Forrest Kievit is helping UNL libraries identify services no longer needed to reduce operating costs. Compendex cost is high and usage has been low. Please email Forrest by May 15 re: use of Compendex in your research/teaching and why it is needed. Read his full request. Continue reading…

Achievements, May 15, 2023.
Achievements, May 15, 2023.

In the latest installment of this recurring feature, which appears in the COE Update on the third Monday of each month, we recognize recent accomplishments, awards and honors earned by College of Engineering faculty, staff and students:


  • Three papers authored by Fadi Alsaleem and grad students on use of microscale beams to build computer, sensing technologies are published in prestigious journals.
  • Abdelghani Laraoui and graduate students are on engineering research team with two papers published in journals in the same week.


  • Frank Peterkin (electrical engineering) profiled as Senior Official for Directed Energy in the Department of Defense.

If you know of faculty, staff or students who have been awarded major grants or awards, been published in prestigious journals, were recognized with awards at conferences or other events, or any other newsworthy achievements, contact Karl Vogel –

Calendar for May 15, 2023.
Calendar for May 15, 2023.

Events of interest for College of Engineering faculty and staff:

5/18: COE Staff De-Stress Event, 2-4 p.m., Nebraska Hall.

5/19: Spring Undergraduate Commencement (Scott Campus), 9 a.m., Baxter Arena.

5/19: Spring Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, 3 p.m., Bob Devaney Sports Center.

5/20: Spring Undergraduate Commencement (City Campus), 9 a.m., Memorial Stadium.

5/22: Crucial Conversations Training Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Carol Joy Holling Conference and Retreat Center, Ashland.

6/1-2: Future of the Building Industry Workshop: Smart Resilient Communities, Scott Conference Center (Scott Campus).

Originally published May 15, 2023 - Submit an Item