Engineering Leaders, June 2013

Marathon Oil Corp. has announced that Lee M. Tillman, Ph.D. (TX D ’84), will be the next chief operating officer. Currently, Tillman is vice president of engineering at Exxon Mobil Corp. On August 1, he will assume the role of CEO and president at Marathon, based in Houston, TX. Tillman’s undergraduate chemical engineering degree is from Texas A&M University. Read the news article


The U.S. News STEM Solutions 2013 will take place from June 17-19 in Austin, Texas. This is the second annual conference aimed at bringing together “business, education and government leaders who have long recognized the need to connect the dots between STEM education and careers.” There will be several guest speakers, including Tau Bates:

Raymond C. Almgren – (TX A ’87) vice president, marketing at National Instruments
Phillip J. Cornwell, Ph.D. – (TX B ’85) vice president for academic affairs & professor at Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech.
Leah H. Jamieson, Ph.D. – (IN A ’74) dean of engineering at Purdue University


The Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Tau Beta Pi will host an installation banquet on Tuesday, June 25, at the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Atlanta, GA. The official TBP charter will be presented to the chapter officers. In addition, the featured speaker will be Lyle D. Feisel, Ph.D. (IA A ’61), former dean of engineering at SUNY Binghamton and former interim Executive Director of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Feisel is also the author of the “Lyle’s Laws” series that ran in THE BENT magazine from 2002-2012. He recently compiled all 40 articles into a single volume and the book has been published by Brooklyn River Press. Learn more about purchasing the book



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