Awards, Profiles, & Women in Engineering

Three students from the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University Delaware received scholarship awards from the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Aberdeen Proving Ground. AOC is an electronic warfare and information operations association. All three UD students are also members of the Delaware Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi: (Read the news announcement)

Curtis Kisielius – (DE A 2013) junior in computer engineering
David Koeplinger – (DE A 2013) junior in electrical engineering
Nicole Wells – (DE A 2013) junior in electrical engineering


The Star-Ledger (NJ) profiled Steven A. Tardy, NJ B ’90, and included a short Q&A with the 2012 Civil Engineer of the Year as named by the New Jersey Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Tardy is currently senior vice president with French and Parrello Associates.

According to the article, Tardy had summer internships with French and Parrello before graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in civil engineering. He has spent 25 years working at “the multi-discipline construction and engineering design firm” and is now focused on geotechnical engineering.


Fiona A. Harrison, a professor of physics and astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, was highlighted by The Chronicle of Higher Education for her work as the principal investigator of NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array. The NuSTAR telescope “is scheduled to launch into space in June and use high-energy X-rays to capture images of black holes, supernovas, and other objects in the universe with unprecedented clarity.”

In the article, Dr. Harrison also discusses her educational path and being a female in the field of engineers and scientists.



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