Women in STEM, Physics Careers, & New Member Recognition

INSIGHT Into Diversity, a higher education diversity magazine, has announced 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award, recognizing exemplary women — with excerpts from their nomination letters — who inspire and encourage the next generation of young women to pursue careers in STEM, as part of the September 2015 issue. Several awardees are Tau Bates, including:

Ann M. Anderson, Ph.D. – (MA D ’84) professor at Union College (NY)
Janey Camp, Ph.D., P.E. – (TN G ’02) research assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University
Sarah L. Codd, Ph.D. – (MT A ’93) professor Montana State University & TBP MT Alpha Chapter Advisor
Delores M. Etter, Ph.D. – (NM B ’79) professor of engineering at Southern Methodist University
Urbashi Mitra, Ph.D. – (CA A ’87) professor of electrical engineering and computer science at University of Southern California

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On Thursday, October 1, Matt Kim, Ph.D. (NY D ’80), will present as part of the Next Physics Careers Seminar series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Kim is the founder and president of QuantTera, “a microelectronics research and development company that specializes in nano-engineering devices for photonic telecommunications and wireless applications.” His presentation is entitled “My Journey with Entrepreneurship in Science.”

For more information on Dr. Kim, the seminar, and an abstract, click here.

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Tyler K. Farrington, MI K 2016, was initiated into Tau Beta Pi in April of this year at Western Michigan University. He is an employee at FEMA and was recently profiled on the company’s website. FEMA is a “industry leader in the design, manufacture, and performance testing of custom engineered electro-hydraulic components.” The company derives its named from the first four letters of Newton’s Second Law: Force Equals Mass times Acceleration. Tyler is majoring in mechanical engineering and plans to graduate in 2016.

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