Beyond the Classroom: Student Recognitions (June 2015)

Two Tau Bates were recently selected for the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III men’s track & field/cross country teams. Click here for the All-America Division III first, second, and third men’s teams.

Ethan P. PacheckNY L 2015, a recent chemical engineering graduate from the University of Rochester and third team All-American; he earned nine varsity letters for cross country/indoor track/outdoor track, received the University’s Peter DiPasquale Award as the top male scholar-athlete of the senior class, and will study nuclear engineering in pursuit of a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.

Nathan J. RosenbaumOH I 2015, a recent graduate from Ohio Northern University with a degree in mechanical engineering and first team All-American; he is a two-time Academic All-American, captured consecutive OAC titles in the 10,000-meter run, he broke the school record in the indoor 5,000-meter run, and served as the treasurer of the Ohio Iota Chapter of Tau Beta Pi last year.

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NASA has announced a partnership with eight U.S. universities “on new technology projects for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars, as part of the 2016 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge.” The teams will design systems that will help improve NASA’s exploration capabilities and provide students with hands-on experience in technology development. Some of the projects include: the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez working on low-powered required manufacturing metals; the University of Maryland working on inflatable airlock structures, the University of Colorado working on the Mars OASIS Space Plant Growth System, and several more. Read the press release for all the details.

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One Tau Bate was recently selected for the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III women’s track & field/cross country teams. Click here for the All-America Division III first, second, and third women’s teams.

Ashley R. WheelerMA B 2015, an environmental engineering graduate from MIT and third team All-American; she was a four-year letter winner in throws (discuss, hammer, & javelin) on the women’s track & field team, she won the hammer throw at the 2014 NEWMAC Championships to earn All-Conference honors, held two internships with Chevron, and she helped the team capture the 2015 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championship.

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