While Dr. Sheldon Greenfield's not quite a household name, he is making a significant impact. He's helping run a thriving campus research center, and he's engaged in high-level decision making in California and Washington, D.C., with international implications for biomedical research and healthcare.
Just two months after Chancellor Michael Drake kicked off Free Wheelchair Mission's 2008 national tour at UC Irvine, engineering students here were hard at work on a wheelchair prototype that would soon help people worldwide get around more easily.
A touch screen designed and built by UC Irvine students provides a glimpse of how simpler computer control could soon be at our fingertips. The project is one of about 40 on display at the UCI Senior Design Expo.
They look fragile and ornate, like glass vases on a tabletop. But the five objects in this still life are not real; they are computer-generated images of mathematical equations. They are giving mathematicians a powerful new way to visualize ideas and concepts, and showing the general public that math can be, well, breathtaking.