Making News, March 2014

Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. (VA A ’76), recently participated in a Q&A for the March issue of the Society of Women Engineering (SWE) newsletter. Tietjen is currently the president of the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado, and CEO of Technically Speaking, a national consulting company specializing in improving opportunities for women and girls to have more career options in technology.

In addition, Tietjen will be the keynote speaker Tuesday, April 1, at the joint ASME Greenville & SWE Western Carolina Section dinner event. She will present a PDH lecture on the topic of “Energy Infrastructure: Building Bridges to the Future.” For more information on this event, click here and visit her website for more information on her professional achievements and her role as “one of the top historians in the country on scientific and technical women.”


University of Wyoming student Tanner D. Harms, WY A 2015, was recently honored as the Outstanding Junior for the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Harms is majoring in mechanical engineering and is also a varsity member of the UW wrestling team. Each year, the members of the WY Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi choose one student as the Outstanding Junior. Read the article for more information on the selection process and on Tanner Harms.


The Indiana Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Purdue University is partnering with the local SWE chapter to host the SWEetie Pi 5k run on April 4th on the Purdue campus. The proceeds from the event will benefit Food Finders. T-shirts will be available for purchase and each runner will receive a free piece of pie as a prize for completing the race. Register for the race here

SWEetie Pi 5K 2014



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