Liesl Folks, Ph.D., began the spring semester as the new dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo. She has been working at HGST as a researcher and development leader. Her degrees are in physics from the University of Western Australia. Read the news release
The 27th Annual BEYA STEM Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., on February 7-9. The event is for professionals and students with exhibitors, workshops, and other events. For more information, visit the Conference website home page
Tau Beta Pi would like to remember two distinguished leaders of academia that recently passed away in December.
John C. Calhoun Jr., Ph.D. – (TX D 1937) passed away at the age of 95. He spent time as dean of engineering at Texas A&M and upon his retirement, he was honored with the designation of Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Petroleum Engineering and Deputy Chancellor for Engineering Emeritus.
Arthur F. Veinott Jr., Ph.D. – (PA A 1956) passed away at the age of 78. He “was an expert in the field of operations research.” He spent more than 40 years at Stanford University and “played a key role in the development of the Dept. of Operations Research, including chair from 1975 to 1985.”