Daily Archives: June 21, 2012

Summertime: Bililign on Ethiopian satellite TV

Aggie researchers are popping up on TV screens, at podiums and in laboratories around the world this summer.

Dr. Solomon Bililign of the Department of Physics turned up on EBS-TV, a satellite channel aimed at Ethiopians around the world.  The interview was broadcast twice and is now available on YouTube.  Brush up on your Amharic; Bililign and interviewer Solomon Mulugeta Kassa may have done the interview in suburban Washington, but they were speaking the  language of Ethiopia.

Bililign will be the keynote speaker at the 7th International Conference on African Development at Western Michigan University next month.  His topic: “The need for interdisciplinary research and education for sustainable human development to deal with global challenges.”  He also was the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the Society of Ethiopian-American Engineers and Scientists in Washington last month.

Faculty members: Where are you this summer, and what are you working on? Let us know — drarneke@ncat.edu — even if you’re simply working on campus and trying to figure out how to get around the construction outside the IRC.