In the News, March 2013

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has announced the winners of the U.S. Global Grand Challenges Summit video contest. First place went to a chemical engineering student from the University of Texas at Austin for her video entitled “The Water Energy Nexus.” Civil engineering student Hunter C. Douglas, NC D 2013, from Duke University was one of the runner-ups. See his video, “We Build Things” below:

We Build Things from Hunter Douglas on Vimeo.


Start making plans now to attend the Tau Bea Pi 2013 Annual Convention in Ames, Iowa. This year’s Convention will be hosted by the Iowa Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Iowa State University and will take place October 31 through November 2 on the campus at Iowa State University.

Also, be sure to keep up with the latest in Tau Beta Pi alumni gatherings. Check out the calendar for upcoming events near you!


EDN Network online recently profiled Vannevar Bush because he was born on March 11, 1890, some 123 years ago. Bush, MA B 1916, is known for many things including being the first presidential science advisor, founding the company which is today known as Raytheon, and being on the cover of Time magazine in 1944. Read the article for more biographical details on Bush an American engineering and inventor.



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