Engineering FYI, December 2013

The Tau Beta Pi Day design contest is now open for voting. Please vote for one of the 14 designs that will be printed on t-shirts, hoodies, and knit shirts to be worn in celebration of the Association on Pi Day. The deadline to vote is January 12, 2014. Details on the Association’s Pi Day initiative can be found in our most recent publications of The Bulletin and The Bent.


Doug J. Niemeyer, OH G ’70, has been named to the new position of President and COO at CTB, Inc. Currently, he is executive vice president and general manager of CTB’s brock grain systems business unit. The management change is effective January 1, 2014, for the Milford, Indiana-based agribusiness. Read the news release for more information on Niemeyer who has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University.


The Fall 2013 Commencement for Western Kentucky University took place this past weekend and nearly 1,400 degrees were awarded. Civil engineering major Dylan H. Ward, KY G 2013, was recognized as the Ogden Foundations Scholar, “WKU’s top academic honor presented to one graduating baccalaureate degree senior who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and outstanding university and civic engagement.” Click here for the recap

In addition to being a previous vice president of the KY Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, Ward served as co-captain of the WKU Steel Bridge Team and participated in the 2012 Bike4Alz cross country bike ride for Alzheimer’s awareness and research. He spoke during the ceremony and said, “Seek excellence with humility and show your thankfulness by impacting the lives around you.”



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