Engineering FYI, September 2013

This year, Andres Calderon-Colon, Ph.D. (PR A ’72), was appointed as interim chancellor (acting rector) of the University of Puerto Rico’s Mayaguez (UPRM) campus. Dr. Calderon-Colon has been at the University for 41 years and has held other administrative positions such as Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering and has been a leading member of the Academic Senate of UPRM. Read the announcement


“The one-stop shop for who’s doing what in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,”, has been profiling 100 CEO Leaders in STEM. This week, Bill Swanson of Raytheon was featured. Swanson, CA M ’72, is chairman and CEO of Raytheon, a member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board, and a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

Click here to see other CEO Leaders in STEM, including Tau Bates Wes Bush of Northrop Grumman and Linda Hudson of BAE Systems.


The Redstone Rocket recently profiled NASA contractor Leslie Wood for receiving several awards in the Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation’s 2013 Arts & Crafts Contest, including third in ceramics, second in jewelry, and second in mixed media. Wood is a risk manager for the Launch Abort System and Exploration Systems Department for Jacobs Technology Inc. Her work has also been featured in art magazines. Read the article for more on how she balances being an engineer and an artist.



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