Success in Engineering: Present & Past

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) announced this week that seven student athletes have been recognized as selections on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District 3 Track & Field/Cross Country Teams. Three from the Women’s team, including Ariel F. Mingrone, NY G 2012, recent biomedical engineering graduate and three-time captain of both the cross country and track and field teams. Click here to read more

All four selections from the Men’s team are Tau Beta Pi members: Michael S. Nickerson (NY G 2011), Jeff Corelli (NY G 2011), Brandon Kieft (NY G 2012), Michael Nickerson (NY G 2011). Read the news announcement


In May, Arthur Fong, CA A 1943, passed away at the age of 92. He worked for Hewlett-Packard from 1946 to 1995. His “engineering achievements include collaboration on the development of RADAR in the MIT Radiation Lab, impedance-measuring instruments, a line of signal generators, and the first calibrated microwave spectrum analyzer. In 1960, Fong’s designs accounted for 27 percent of HP’s revenue.”

Read the obituary from the Palo Alto Weekly for more information on Fong and the Fong Family Scholarships for Cal engineering students.


The Tau Beta Pi Washington Alpha Chapter at the University of Washington is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The WA Alpha Chapter was established June 4, 1912. Congratulations!



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