Engineering FYI, May 2013

At the recent Louisiana State University (LSU) College of Science Annual Hall of Distinction ceremony, Dr. Michael G. Griffith, IL G ’63, was one of five distinguished alumni inductees to be recognized. Dr. Griffith retired from ARCO Chemical in 1998 as vice president of R&D worldwide. He and his wife, Donna, have supported several philanthropic causes, including funding the William A. Pryor Professorship in Chemistry at LSU in 2004. Visit the LSU Hall of Distinction website for more

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Popular Science recently profiled the work of engineering students at Oklahoma State University in designing three concept drones for Storm Penetrating Air Vehicles (SPAVs) that eventually could be “remotely piloted to replace storm chasers” to capture important data about tornadoes. Dr. Jamey D. Jacob, P.E. (OK A ’90), is the OSU professor in charge of the project and is looking to partner with other universities “to develop these (SPAVs) systems for use by first responders.” Click here to read the article

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In March, the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston named Colin P. Mulvey, VT B 2013, of Norwich University men’s ice hockey team as the winner of the 13th annual Joe Concannon Award, which recognizes New England’s best American-born hockey player in NCAA Division II and III. Mulvey is a senior civil engineering major and assistant captain of the ice hockey team.

Some of his athletic accomplishments and accolades this season (2013) include: leading all Division III hockey players in America with nine game-winning goals; first-team ECAC East All-Conference selection; ECAC East Player of the Year, and first-team All-American. Read the full news article here

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