Announcements, Events, & Honors

The 2015 Class of George J. Mitchell Scholars was recently selected by the US-Ireland Alliance. Only twelve scholarships are available and nearly 300 applications apply. "Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic distinction, leadership and service. Recipients spend a year of post-graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland." This... Continue Reading →

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The Rhodes Trust has announced the 2014 class of American Rhodes Scholars. This year, thirty-two American men and women were chosen as Rhodes Scholars from a pool of 208 finalists. Two of this year's Rhodes Scholars are Tau Beta Pi members. Read the press release and profiles on all of the American Rhodes Scholars-elect for... Continue Reading →

On Campus News, November 2013

In the spring of 2014, visualization expert Jason Leigh, Ph.D. (UT A '88), will join the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa as part of the Hawai'i Innovation Initiative. Dr. Leigh is currently a professor of computer science and director of the Electronic Visualization Lab and Software Technologies Research Center at the University of Illinois at... Continue Reading →

In the News, November 2013

Bio Prep Watch recently profiled the development of "the first remote acoustic detection systems to identify homemade bombs." The system was showcased last month at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. The research initiative is being funded by an Office of Naval Research grant. Researchers include Douglas Adams, Ph.D. (OH... Continue Reading →

Engineering Education, November 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that studies being released this week indicate that "the number of science and engineering bachelor's degrees completed in the United States has climbed 19 percent over the last five years." The studies were produced by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and found that science and engineering accounted for... Continue Reading →

The Future of Engineering, November 2013

There is a webcast scheduled for November 15 to kick-off Engineers Week 2014. The event will include a panel from the University of Delaware and the 2014 Co-Chairing organizations, DuPont and IEEE-USA. One of the panelists is Patrick T. Harker, Ph.D. (PA D '81), president of the University of Delaware. Click here for more information... Continue Reading →

Achievement & Innovation On Campus, November 2013

CBS Detroit is reporting that four teams of University of Michigan graduate students will receive Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability with funding totaling more than $135,000. Twelve teams entered the competition and winners were selected by sustainability experts, including UM faculty. One of the winning proposals, "Retrofitting Ann Arbor: The living building challenge," included... Continue Reading →

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