Announcements, Records, & Innovation

The Victoria Advocate is reporting that Lonnie J. Gregorcyk, P.E. (TX D ’84), has been named the new district engineer for Corpus Christi by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Currently, he is the district engineer for the Yoakum district.

Gregorcyk has worked with TxDOT for 28 years after receiving his civil engineering degree from Texas A&M University. Read the article

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This weekend a University of Florida engineering student set another Guinness World Record in joggling (juggling + jogging). Matthew Feldman ran a six minute and 33-second mile while juggling five balls at the Rice University track. He is also the world record holder in the 400 meters and 5,000 meters joggling. Click here for the video and article from The Chronicle of Higher Education

Feldman is currently an electrical engineering major at UF who is doing research at Rice in nanomaterials. Most of his joggling events are also used to raise money for a community in Japan that was devastated by the 2011 tsunami. Visit Feldman’s website for more information

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From Islamabad (Pakistan), last week an engineer gave a demonstration of a water fueled car. The engineer “built a car that runs on water” and explained to the media that “the water fueling system is a technology in which hydrogen bonding with distilled water produces hydrogen gas to run the car.” Read the article

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