On Campus, November 2012

A research group from Wayne State University led by Dr. Susil K. Putatunda, MI E ’79, has developed “a new material consisting of bainitic steels and austempered ductile iron with high-yield strength, fracture toughness, and ductility.” There is a heightened demand for lighter and stronger materials in the automotive industry and other areas related to energy efficiencies.

The new technology was recently highlighted by CBS Detroit. Read the article for more information on the “technology ideally suited for cast steel parts that is currently in manufacturing validation development stage at a steel casting plant.”


Tau Beta Pi is now accepting applications for the class of 2013-14 fellows and scholars. Please visit our website for more information and details on how to complete the application process. The Association plans to award as many as 150 or more scholarships and $10,000 in stipends to eligible fellows.


Last week Kansas State University (KSU) announced the continued partnership between the University and Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Through a gift given in support of the Cargill Project Impact Diversity Partnership, KSU will continue “to recruit and retain qualified, multicultural students in its agriculture, business administration and engineering colleges.” Click here for the news release



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