Presentations on Hubble, Infrastructure, & Big Data (October 2015)

On Monday, October 19, Russ L. Werneth, MD B ’64, will give a presentation on NASA’s Hubble mission in the Easton Branch of the Talbot County Free Library. According to the article, Werneth “is famous for having successfully overseen EVA astronaut spacewalks to service the Hubble Space Telescope. He also played an important role in designing one-of-a-kind tools, procedures and training protocols for shuttle missions to the Hubble.” In addition, Werneth is a Tau Beta Pi District 4 Director.

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Habib J. Dagher, Ph.D., P.E. (OH Q ’80), will be recognized by the White House this month among 11 of the nation’s top transportation innovators as Champions of Change Beyond Traffic: Innovators in Transportation. Dr. Dagher is a professor of engineering at the University of Maine, director of the advanced structures and composites center, and led the creation of the Bridge-in-a-Backpack. The “technology uses inflatable arch structures that can be transported to a site in bags and infused with resin.” Click here for the article with more on Dr. Dagher and the infrastructure technology.

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The New Jersey Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Princeton University, is partnering with Credit Suisse to host “a presentation and discussion on Big Data and how it is utilized across industries,in financial services, and at Credit Suisse. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 18, and will include a presentation from Tommy Zovich, a director of Credit Suisse in equities, advanced execution services products, followed by networking with other Credit Suisse professionals. Event details can be found here, with instruction on how to register for the event.

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