Student-Athletes, Fellows, & Honors

The 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Football Teams have been announced. The NCAA Div. I Academic All-America® team included two Tau Beta Pi athletes. They are:

1. Blake A. Oliaro, CA AE 2014, mechanical engineering major at the University of San Diego, a 2013 Campbell Trophy semifinalist, and third all time in career sacks at USD.
2. Perry E. Simmons, NC G 2014, Duke University civil engineering major, former recording secretary of the NC Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, and has started 49 consecutive games at right tackle.


Edward M. Trujillo, Ph.D. (AZ A ’69), was recently elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). “The rank of fellow is the highest grade of membership in the institute and is reserved for no more than 5 percent of the total professional membership. The award is given in recognition of outstanding professional accomplishments and contributions as a senior member of chemical engineering.”

He is an associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of Utah. For more biographical information on Dr. Trujillo click here and to search a database of AIChE fellows visit this site.


Sandia National Laboratories announced that Gary Polansky, Ph.D. (TX A ’78), has been awarded the 2013 Precision Strike Association Richard H. Johnson Technical Achievement Award “for his technical leadership of several hypersonic flight systems and hypersonically delivered warhead systems.” Dr. Polansky is chief engineer of conventional prompt global strike programs at Sandia. Read the news release for more information on the award and on Dr. Polansky’s contributions



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