Engineering News, October 2012

Yesterday, Carnegie Mellon University hosted the 2012 Induction Ceremony for the Robot Hall of Fame. Trib Total Media reported on this year’s class of inductees that were “elected for the first time by popular vote.”

Votes were cast by 17,000 fans worldwide for this year’s class, which included Pixar’s WALL-E, the iRobot PackBot, BIG DOG, and NAO. Click here for more information on the newly inducted robots

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The Association’s press release from the 2012 Tau Beta Pi Convention is now available on the website. Read about the business and activities conducted by the 453 Tau Bates present in Lexington, KY.

Three schools were awarded charters to start Tau Beta Pi chapters in 2013. Chapters were recognized for superior service, guests of the Association hosted professional development sessions, and lasting friendships were made.

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A new study recently presented at a Society for Neuroscience meeting, showed the positive effects of exposing fourth graders to science lessons. According to the article from Popular Science, “when college students studying science presented ten separate one-hour lessons,” the grade school students improved on tests in other subjects, showed greater interest in taking books home to read, and a greater willingness to practice math.

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