Tau Beta Pi: 2015 Fellows & Engineering Education, April 2015

Tau Beta Pi would like to congratulate the 30 Fellows that comprise the 82nd class of Tau Beta Pi Fellowships. All of this year’s Fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend for the 2015-16 year of full-time graduate study. Read the press release to see the full list of this year’s Fellows. Short bios will be published in the Summer issue of The Bent. An electronic list of this year’s Fellows is available here

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Renetta Garrison Tull, Ph.D. (DC A ’91), will be one of four women interviewed and profiled in an upcoming O’Reilly Media report titled, “Women in Data: Cutting-Edge Practitioners and Their Views on Critical Skills, Background, and Education.” The webcast will be published on Thursday, April 16. Dr. Tull is the associate vice provost for graduate student professional development & postdoctoral affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

She “trains students, faculty, and administrators around the world on issues related to diversity in STEM; is proud to be a 2015 ‘Cover Girl for Women in Data’ for O’Reilly Media; and was elected to Tau Beta Pi a an eminent engineer at Howard University (2011).” Click here for more biographical details on Dr. Tull and for information on how to register to hear the free webcast.

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A partnership with The Miami Christian School (FL) and the Florida Theta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Florida International University (FIU), was announced by the Doral community newspaper this month. “It’s the first time the prestigious FIU group has linked up with a K-12 educational institution in Miami- Dade County. Miami Christian School welcomed (Tau Beta Pi) members on campus to participate with high school students in three different hands-on engineering projects: aerodynamics, dispersion, and building structure. Students competed to see who could make the most aerodynamic paper airplane, a boat that could hold the most pennies without sinking, and a structure withstanding the most pressure. All enjoyed the challenge and are looking forward to more collaborative activities with FIU Engineering Honor Society students in the future.” This was part of the Tau Beta Pi K-12 MindSET outreach program.

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