Commencement & Other Events, May 2014

The University of Rochester (NY) recently hosted seven ceremonies in three days to honor more than 3,000 graduating students. Read about the events, images, and students members of the class of 2014. Below are two images from the festivities with Tau Beta Pi members:

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Fellow graduates sing happy birthday to Noah J. Elkins, NY K 2014, before the commencement ceremony.

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Greg Corrado, NY K 2014, and Aaron M. Michalko, NY K 2014, pose for a graduation selfie.

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will host a panel discussion “Engineering Safer Drivers,”on leading-edge automotive issues, on May 29 at the MIT Media Lab. The fourth annual event is presented by the New England Motor Press Association and MIT. Read the article from Boston.com for more information.

One of the panelists that will participate is John P. Capp, MI Z ’88, director of electrical and control systems research at General Motors and strategic lead planner for active safety, driver assistance, and automated driving technologies. Click here for registration information

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Several graduating students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were recognized at a recent Reunion Brunch event. Jeffrey T. Morton, NY G 2014, was awarded the Willie Stanton Award for contributing “the most in service to the student body.” The Leopold L. Balleisen Prize honoring a student athlete who has won a varsity letter in at least one sport during two undergraduate years and who stands highest academically in the senior class went to Grace V. Tilton, NY G 2014. For more biographical information on Morton and Tilton read the news article

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