Earlier this month, electrical engineer Gerald M. Truszynski, NJ B ’44, died at the age of 91. Truszynski began working at NASA in 1944 and “helped design instrumentation for the X-1, the aircraft in which pilot Check Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947.”
While at NASA, he twice received the Distinguished Service Medal, NASA’s highest award. He was also instrumental in the Apollo manned flight program. Truszynski received his degree in engineering from Rutgers University. Read the obituary from The Washington Post
Be sure to make plans to attend the 2013 Tau Beta Pi District Conferences. The schedule for all 16 District Conferences was recently released. See it here
Each of Tau Beta Pi’s 16 districts annually hosts a regional conference for the collegiate chapters in their district. Tau Beta Pi alumni members are encouraged to attend. Please contact the host chapter or TBP Headquarters so that we can plan for your attendance.
The Electronic Engineering Times (EE Times) recently published a list of “10 Tech Gifts to Buy Your Engineer for Christmas.” On the list was the Terrafugia Transition , a vehicle that can drive and fly. According to the company’s website, “The Transition combines the unique convenience of being able to fold its wings with the ability to drive on any road service in a modern personal airplane platform.”
Click here, to find out the cost of gifting this to the engineer on your list this holiday season. You can also read about the other nine gift ideas