Newsmakers, October 2012

The New Jersey Beta chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Rutgers University, recently hosted a MindSET activity session on rocketry with the Woodbridge Middle School. Twelve students from the school that plan on competing in the annual New Jersey Future City Contest participated in the hands-on activity session that focused on the science of rockets and about conservation of momentum.

NJ Beta chapter president Adam Pizzaia, NJ B 2013, helped organize the event. Read more about the event at or from the Woodbridge Patch.


The Virginian-Pilot reported on the recent enshrinement of aeronautics engineer Richard T. Whitcomb, MA A ’43, into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Whitcomb passed away in 2009 at the age of 88. He is being recognized “as the most influential aeronautical researcher of his time, his revolutionary concepts include the Area Rule, Supercritical Airfoil, and Winglets that enable aircraft to fly faster, farther and with less fuel.” Click here for more information from the National Aviation Hall of Fame


A local Carbondale, IL, engineering and land surveying firm recently celebrated 30 years in business. An article from the Southern Business Journal, details how the two founders have used their ties to the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale to successfully grow their business even during times of economic uncertainty.


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