Fellow, Scholars, & Profiles, July 2014

The University of Notre Dame has announced that John J. Uhran Jr., Ph.D., senior associate dean emeritus and professor emeritus, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). According to the news release, Dr. Uhran, IN A ’63, has focused his research on communication theory and systems and simulation techniques, artificial intelligence, and engineering education. He joined Notre Dame as a faculty member in 1966 and received a bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

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The honor society recognizing scholarship among two-year college students, Phi Theta Kappa, recently highlighted the nine alumni that were recognized as 2014 Tau Beta Pi Scholars. Jake T. Gray, WA B 2015, is majoring in chemical engineering at Washington State University. He is a Phi Theta Kappa member and a Tau Beta Pi member/Scholar.

“These scholarships are very competitive, and I am so grateful to have been considered,” Gray said. “The Tau Beta Pi scholarship will help ease the financial burden of going to school and help me focus on my studies — the reason I’m going to school in the first place!” Click here to read the article

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Justus C. Ndukaife, IN A ’12, was recently profiled in The Punch, a Nigerian daily newspaper and the most widely read newspaper in Nigeria. The article includes an inspirational Q&A in which Ndukaife discusses his journey and motivation to succeed. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering at Purdue University, after already receiving his master’s degree at Purdue and his bachelor’s from the University of Lagos (Nigeria). Read the article for more information on Ndukaife’s future plans and his goal “to someday help in the technological development of Nigeria.”

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