Young Engineers, April 2014

The faculty, staff, and student organizations at the Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering (BCoE) recently nominated students for the BCoE Student Hall of Fame. Eight of the nominees were selected on the basis of “academics, leadership, work accomplishments, service, and character.” Four of this year’s honorees are Tau Beta Pi members (see the news release for the full list). They are:

Timothy N. Hendrix – (MS A 2014) senior majoring in software engineering to work in Northrop Grumman professional development program.
Jonathan T. Lalo – (MS A 2013) graduate student in computer science with bachelor’s degree in software engineering.
Khanh V. Nguyen – (MS A 2014) computer engineering senior that has studied at the University of Oxford.
Cody L. Peacock – (MS A 2014) senior majoring in civil engineering and will join Chevron upon graduation.
Christopher A. Walton, Ph.D. – (MS A 2013) received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and mentored younger students.


Shahrukh Bengali, FL B 2016, is a junior majoring in biomedical engineering at the University of Miami (FL). He was initiated this past weekend at the Florida Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi. Here is his Tau Beta Pi selfie, which includes his membership certificate and him wearing his shined flat bent casting.



The University of Mississippi News recently profiled Mark Wesley Phillips, MS B 2011, a registered engineer intern (EIT) at Neel-Schaffer Inc. Phillips received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Ole Miss in 2011, while playing on the varsity football team as a long snapper, and receiving an outstanding senior award in engineering.

Currently, he is working on a project to widen the Old Taylor Road bridge in Oxford, MS. “I drove over that bridge multiple times a day and always noted how dangerous it was for pedestrians and bicyclists,” Phillips said. “Now I have been given the chance to help make a difference. That’s what I believe civil engineering is all about; making a difference in our community.” Read the article



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