News & Notes, August 2013

It is being reported that assistant professor John T. Foster, Ph.D. (TX B 2002), will contribute his expertise to a joint Department of Defense contract. Dr. Foster is one of only a few people worldwide who specializes in peridynamics. The contract is related to the DoD “scientists’ understanding and use of a mathematical modeling theory called peridynamics, which should help scientists more accurately predict material failure.” Read the article from the San Antonio Business Journal


Tau Beta Pi has published the August issue of The Bulletin on its website. This publication has information targeted for TBP chapter members, Association officials, and volunteers. In this issue you will find a story from a TBP Laureate and former chapter president on having a successful chapter through building a community. There is also information on the upcoming annual Convention, chapter operations, Fellowship reports, new TBP merchandise, and much more. Click here to check it out


NCFI Polyurethanes (NC) announced that Jason M. Hoerter, AL A ’97, has recently tested and received his Building Science Principles certificate of knowledge from Building Performance Institute (BPI). “My goal is to be a pure building science engineer–to see how our products can work withing the whole,” said Hoerter. Read the press announcement for more information



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