Association & Campus Announcements, August 2013

The Tau Beta Pi Association has selected the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus and McDonald Mentor recipients. M.L. Walker Jr., Ph.D., has been selected as the TBP Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Walker, DC A ’57, retired from Howard University in 2002 and twice served as Dean of Engineering. He is the first posthumous award winner, as he passed away in June.

Lt. Col Donald W. Rhymer, Ph.D. (CO Z ’94), is the TBP McDonald Mentor for 2013. Dr. Rhymer is professor and department head of engineering mechanics at the United States Air Force Academy. Both press releases will be available on the Tau Beta Pi website next week.


A new major faculty position at the Ohio State Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been announced thanks to a gift from Det Norske Veritas Research & Innovation (DNV). The professorship will be named for Roger W. Staehle, Ph.D. (OH G ’57), an Ohio State metallurgical engineering alumnus and founder of the Fontana Corrosion Center, who is among the world’s top experts in corrosion science and technology.

“The DNV-Roger W. Staehle professorship will enable the department and the Fontana Corrosion Center to recruit an elite faculty member in the area of corrosion science and engineering. The department is accepting applications for this position, and a fall 2014 appointment is anticipated.” Click here to read the news release


The Idaho State University (ISU) College of Technology has recently announced being awarded a grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to fund five scholarships to incoming students at the ISU Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC). Another 13 scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in ESTEC. For more information, read the full announcement from ISU



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