Making News, June 2013

A bipartisan article published on The Hill’s Congress Blog discusses the importance of legislation for “a national fund intended to help the U.S. train more of its students in STEM fields and produce more college graduates able to meet the expected growth in high-skill jobs.” Read the article for more predictions on the expected job openings in the STEM fields.

One of the authors of the article, John E. Sununu, is a former Republican senator from New Hampshire and the son of John H. Sununu, Ph.D. (MA D ’61), the 75th Governor of New Hampshire and a White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush.


Tau Beta Pi’s annual Convention will take place in Ames, Iowa, this year from October 31 to November 2. This year approximately 450 junior and senior engineering honor students from 241 engineering colleges will attend. Of the 241 collegiate chapters of Tau Beta Pi, 143 are located at schools that rank among the top 150 engineering schools according to U.S. News & World Report.

For information on how to become a Convention sponsor or to participate at the Convention Recruiting Fair with the top engineering students, click here


The Cavium University program has announced the 2013 Global Multi-core Challenge for 3rd and 4th year university undergraduates in engineering, math and the physical sciences. This year’s Challenge objective is to “design the Highest Performing Multi-core Packet Processing Algorithm using bare metal C/C++ programming of the OCTEON Multi-core processor. The deadline to enter is Thursday, October 31, 2013.

There are cash prizes for first and second place and a contest for students to submit YouTube videos “speculating on our rationale for the three cash amounts.” To register and for more details visit this Facebook page



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