On Campus News, August 2015

The August issue of Tau Beta Pi’s The Bulletin has now been published. This publication is available exclusively online. The issue contains an article from former University of Arizona and Lehigh University president Peter W. Likins, Ph.D. (CA G ’57). You will also find tips from TBP collegiate chapter leaders on how to network with alumni, brief profiles on the seven new Association officials, images of this year’s TBP award winners, and much more.

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The Massachusetts Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at MIT, is co-sponsoring a volunteer opportunity at the Greater Boston Food Bank on Wednesday, August 12. Volunteers will help sort donated food at the Food Bank, which supplies all the regional food pantries. Dinner will be provided in the form of pizza. For more information, visit the MIT event calendar

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KVOA – News 4 Tucson (AZ) – recently profiled the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program that is giving students a chance to experience a driverless car. The program is on the campus of the University of Arizona this week. Associate professor of engineering Jonathan M. Sprinkle, Ph.D. (TN G ’99), spoke about the research and car.

“We have a bunch of computers in the back that are evaluating sensor data, and in some cases we have cell phone applications that are deciding where the car should go, and in some cases we are doing it on a laptop computer,” said Dr. Sprinkle. Read the article for more details on the “self-tasks” technology that Dr. Sprinle estimates will be more common in the next five to ten years.

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