Events & Opportunities

The Shorthorn, the newspaper of the University of Texas at Arlington, is reporting that Juan Carlos Lopez, TX Q 2012, will speak this week and share his experiences that brought him from Mexico, to a NASA intern, and now an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Lopez is a recent engineering graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso.

“What I love the most about aerospace engineering is that whatever projects or developments we come up with for space, we can utilize here at home,” Lopez said. He is motivated to help other achieve their dreams and overcome their challenges. Read the article

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Two Tau Beta Pi members are working together to support their peers that are currently battling cancer. The Western Kentucky University (WKU) Night at Beech Bend Park is a cancer benefit sponsored by the WKU department of engineering and the Kentucky Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi. It will take place Saturday, September 14. Click here for more information

Darren C. Tinker, KY G 2014, and Reed I. Gonzalez, KY G 2013, are the event creators. Former TBP chapter president and WKU grad, Reed, says that “he hopes to contribute not only to cancer research but unification in the community and the department of engineering.” Tinker is the current TBP chapter president at WKU and hopes the money raised will make a difference in their peers’ lives.

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The annual Lego Robo Rats Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara, took place this week with engineering students putting their autonomous Lego creations to the test. UCSB instructor, Casey P. Hare (CA S ’97), led the class of upper-level engineering students. Read the full coverage of the event from the Noozhawk

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