Engineering FYI, November 2012

SAE International awarded the 2012 L. Ray Buckendale Lecture Award to Daniel E. Williams, Ph.D. (FL Z ’95). Williams is currently chief engineer of advanced engineering with TRW Automotive Commercial Steering Systems. He received his award at the 2012 SAE International Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.

Currently, Williams is also a visiting assistant professor at Purdue University. He has “more than 25 years of experience in engineering and planning positions in passenger car suspension and commercial vehicle steering business units.” Read the press release for more information on the award and Williams.


The New York Times recently profiled the Langer Lab at MIT. According to the article, Dr. Robert Langer, NY D ’70, “has helped start 25 companies and has 811 patents, issued or pending, to his name.” Several of the successful companies are highlighted as well as the leaders in the Langer Lab. Read the full article


This November, the Future Physicists of Florida (FPF) inducted 115 students at Florida State University and the University of West Florida. The students were seventh, eighth, and ninth graders from local middle schools. This was the inaugural induction ceremony for this new organization. Paul Cottle, Ph.D. (MA A ’82), wrote about the organization and induction ceremonies for the Tallahassee Democrat.

Cottle is a professor of physics at Florida State University. Click here to read the opinion article



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