The MIT Corporation voted L. Rafael Reif, MA B ’73, as the 17th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this week. Dr. Reif has been the provost and a distinguished electrical engineering at MIT for the past seven years. He will begin his presidency on July 2.
He succeeds Susan Hockfield who recently announced she was stepping down. Read the full news release
The Sentinel (PA) is reporting that Bradley J. Heigel, P.E. (PA B ’88), has been named the new chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He will “lead the commission’s engineering design and construction departments.”
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Most recently Heigel was vice president and the principal of the Michael Baker Jr., Inc., firm in Harrisburg, PA. “Our first priority remains to provide safe and affordable travel to our motorists. But as our mission changes we will need to change as well,” said Heigel.
Tau Beta Pi is pleased to announce that Stacey K. Stanton, MA H 2010, has joined the MindSET National Management Committee effective immediately. Stanton received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University. She is currently a graduate student at Boise State University pursuing a master’s in STEM education.
Previously, Stanton served as a TBP advisor for the Minnesota Alpha chapter. She will be an important resource for the MindSET program with her expertise on STEM education.