Difference Makers, April 2012

In a recent paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. James W. Baish, PA H ’79, and a team of clinical collaborators in Boston detailed findings of “a better way to map blood vessels in normal and cancerous tumors.”

Dr. Baish, a professor of engineering at Bucknell University, said, “what we came up with basically was two numbers that can be used to describe the vascular network.” Read the full press release

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Recent Tau Beta Pi initiate, Sam J. King (CA G 2012), is the Founder of Code the Change, an organization that “helps computer scientists use their skills for social change to make social change an integral part of (the) computer science culture.”

Code for Change was highlighted a the recent Clinton Global Initiative University conference and received an award, presented by the 42nd President Bill Clinton. Visit the organization website for information on Code Jams and to contact Sam King about a project that needs help.

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The Cornell Daily Sun reported on the second annual Science and Engineering Fair hosted by the New York Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Cornell University. The Fair was held last Saturday and featured “several engineering student groups with exhibits” to educate local students on the possibilities of math and science. Read the article here

Michael Dezube, (NY D 2012) chapter vice president, said “that although organizing the Fair required a lot of time, the success of the event made the work worthwhile. He added that the Fair was a great way for Tau Beta Pi to help promote interest in the field of engineering.”

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