Chapter Scholars Recognized & Other Campus News (August 2015)

The University of South Alabama (USA) recently recognized the nine engineering students that were selected as 2015-16 TBP Scholars. Of the 261 Scholars, no other university in Alabama had more than two recipients and the USA contingent was the second-largest university representation in the country. USA Dean of the College of Engineering John W. Steadman, Ph.D., P.E. (WY A ’64), said, “It is a wonderful tribute to our students and the Alabama Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi.” For an image of all nice scholars together, read the press release.

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The University of Oklahoma (OU) has announced the return of Christopher R. Dalton, Ph.D. (OK A ’04), as a faculty member in the College of Engineering School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Dalton was a professor of practice in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from OU. Click here to read the blog post welcoming him back

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An article from The Orange County Register (CA), profiles two students from the California State University, Fullerton, that were chosen to participate in Student Days, an annual conference by the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Chloe A. Gharios, CA C 2016, was one of the student participants. She is president of the ASCE chapter and an intern at Mark Thomas & Company. Gharios is a civil engineering major at CSU Fullerton.

The other student is Jesus A. Velazquez, CA C 2015, is also a civil engineering major and president of the school’s concrete canoe project. Together the two students learned about the $1.5 billion Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. Read the article for more details

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