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April 27, 2001

Tech Specialist Receives Annual Scholarly Achievement Award

Mechanical engineering professor Thomas Tien-I Liu, whose expertise includes using cutting edge software and Web applications to improve manufacturing, has received this year's Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award at California State University, Sacramento.

Liu will receive his award and deliver a lecture titled "Information Technology, Concurrent Design, and Continuous Improvement: Techniques for Global Competitiveness" at 4 p.m., Monday, May 7 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium. A reception will follow.

Mr. LiuLiu is the 40th recipient of the Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award, which is given annually to a CSUS faculty member who has made significant contributions to a discipline through scholarly activity, creative or artistic endeavors, research and publication.

Liu's recent work with "intelligent" manufacturing has drawn worldwide interest. His talk Monday will be tailored for a non-technical audience, focusing on the importance of educating individuals who can use technology to compete in an era of increasing globalization.

Liu came to CSUS in 1987 after 14 years working in private industry and teaching at other academic institutions. He has written more than 70 technical papers and written or edited 19 books, manuals and reports. This year, in addition to receiving the Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award from the University, he received the Outstanding Scholar Award from the CSUS College of Engineering and Computer Sciences.

More information is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.



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