Excellence in Engineering, October 2013

Earlier this month at the 25th anniversary HENAAC conference by Great Minds in STEM(TM), Chris Hernandez was chosen as the Engineer of the Year. Hernandez is the vice president of advanced systems at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He was cited “for meeting the demands of today’s rapidly advancing technology and dynamic economic environment and mastering the art of managing multi-skilled teams to solve complex technical and business problems.” Read the press release from The Wall Street Journal for more information

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Tau Beta Pi members are known for their outstanding achievements, but very few can match the athletic accomplishments of Stefan G. Humphries, MI G ’84. Humphries attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate engineering degree where he was an Academic All-American and Associated Press First Team All-American, and won a Rose Bowl all in football. He then played five years in the NFL and won Super Bowl XX in 1985 as a member of the Chicago Bears.

He then moved on to his lifetime dream of becoming a doctor. After attending medical school at the University of Colorado Denver, today he is medical director at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute (WA). Click here for a biographical article from the Daily Sparks Tribune (NV)

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The Columbus Business First recently profiled associate professor of chemical engineering at Ohio State University, Jessica Winter, and her team for winning a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation “to perfect a process that would allow for continuous mass production of nanoparticles.” According to the article, Winter “is aiming to become the Henry Ford of nanotechnology.” She founded Core Quantum Technologies Inc., a spinoff company using the patented biomedical process owned by Ohio State University.

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