Education, & Internship News

Jason A. Regina, MO D 2013, was recently honored as one of seven graduating University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) seniors to receive the Fall 2013 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Honor. The award “recognizes students that have made a significant contribution to the university or community via volunteer efforts.”

Regina was nominated for the award by UMKC dean of the College of Engineering, Kevin Z. Truman, Ph.D. (MO G ’78). The selection committee had this to say about Regina, “The committee was very impressed with his academic achievements, leadership roles, and community service . . . Jason has been instrumental in promoting international education, actively involved with Engineers without Borders, and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon honor societies.”

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Louisiana Tech University recently announced a gift from the Dow Chemical Company Foundation “in support of its campaign to construct a new Integrated Engineering and Science Education building.” The relationships between Dow and Tech continues to be important as the company’s Louisiana facilities are in need of 1,000 more engineers, and according to the news article Tech has already provided Dow with more than 100 employees.

Louisiana Tech President Les Guice, Ph.D., P.E. (LA G ’78), said, “Dow is making positive impacts throughout the State. Their generosity in support of our engineering and science building campaign is greatly appreciated. We are grateful for their continued support of Louisiana Tech and we look forward to working together to create new growth opportunities for Louisiana and the region.”

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The application has been posted for the summer 2014 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Internship Program. The deadline to submit an application is March 7, 2014. “Serving as an OSTP Intern provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology policy analysts in OSTP’s topic-based divisions (Division internship), or on OSTP’s legal team (Legal internship).” Each term lasts for 90 days and the positions are unpaid, but it is possible to receive academic credit. Click here for more information, including eligibility criteria and here to access the online application

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