Engineering News: On Campus, April 2013

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering recently hosted its annual Tau Beta Pi Awards Banquet. Vice President of the Kentucky Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at UK, Sean C. Karlage (KY A 2014), served as master of ceremonies. The keynote speaker was alumnus Steve A. Polston, KY B ’70, a UK alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering who enjoyed a diverse career in the nuclear energy, manufacturing and computing systems industries.

Awards went to Adrianne Shearer (KY A 2013), for Most Outstanding Senior; Stacy Schal (KY A 2012), for Most Outstanding Graduate; and Dr. Douglas S. Kalika (MA B ’84), for Outstanding Teacher in chemical engineering. Click here to see the full list of awards given out.

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The New York Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted an egg drop competition this week on campus. There were 42 competitors and 47 devices built during the competition. The winning design weighed one ounce and was constructed of only paper and tape. Read an article from the RPI blog written by a contestant entrant

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A competition between student groups and living/learning communities is going on at the University of Minnesota this week. The MN Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi is participating in the contest and is currently in third place. The winner will be announced Friday, April 19. Participating teams earn points in the College of Science & Engineering Week Student Competition through different events and tasks. The top two teams will receive ice cream socials for their student group. Visit the competition web page for more information

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