Engineering FYI, August 2013

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has named Robert A. Iannucci, Ph.D. (OH L ’77), as the associate dean and director of CMU’s Silicon Valley campus. He will begin his position on September 1. Previously, Iannucci has been a distinguished service professor at CMU-Silicon Valley and director of the CyLab Mobility Research Center and CTO of Nokia and head of Nokia Research Center. Click here to read the press release

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Chevron has committed $2 million in support of LSU’s Patrick F. Taylor Hall and engineering expansion. “Chevron’s contribution will establish an engineering student academic support center, as well as a reservoir mechanics and rock and fluids property teaching laboratory in the Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering.”

In the news article, LSU College of Engineering Dean, Richard J. Koubek, Ph.D. (OH M ’85), said that “Chevron’s contribution to the renovation and expansion, plus multiple programs, exhibits the inspiration of the college’s strategic partnership with industry to transform lives through exploration and education.”

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Chemical engineer William F. Kieschnick Jr., TX G ’44, recently passed away at the age of 90. After graduating from Rice with an engineering degree, Kieschnick worked for the Atlantic Refining Co. (ARCO) for 38 years before becoming the president and CEO. He also helped stabilize the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (MOCA) as a leader helping to secure financing and constructing what is today known as the Temporary Contemporary branch of the museum. Read the obituary from the Los Angeles Times

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