Announcements & Events, May 2013

Aman Sinha, NJ D 2013, was recently profiled by Princeton University for being the valedictorian of the 2013 graduating class. Sinha graduated with a degree in mechanical & aerospace engineering and will give an address at Princeton’s upcoming Commencement ceremony.

The previous Tau Beta Pi NJ Delta chapter president plans to continue his education and will study information engineering at the University of Cambridge on a Churchill Scholarship. Then he is scheduled to pursue a doctorate in electrical engineering at Stanford University on a Hertz Fellowship. A focus of his studies will be “seeking a more intelligent way to deal with data.”
Read the news release for more biographical information

“I remember reading an article by [Google executive and Princeton alumnus] Eric Schmidt that said something along the lines of the amount of data we generate in two days is the same amount created between the dawn of civilization and 2003,” Sinha said. “If we can harness the data, regardless of what we are looking at, we can be so much more efficient.”

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Black Hat USA 2013, a computer security conference, has announced that Brian K. Muirhead, NM B ’77, will give the keynote address on day two of the conference. Muirhead is currently chief engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he was the former manager of the Mars Pathfinder Mission and previous chief architect of the Constellation program. Read the press release here

This will be the 16th annual Black Hat conference to take place in Las Vegas. According to the conference web site, “we bring together the brightest in the world for six days of learning, networking, and skill building.”

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The results of year two of the EcoCAR 2013 competition were recently announced. Penn State University took home the top prize among 15 other universities. Second place went to Cal State University, Los Angeles, and third place went to Ohio State University. MJ Yatsko, (OH G 2014) of the Ohio State team, won the Women in Engineering Award. This is the fourth year in a row that a female from the Ohio State team earned the award.

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