Academic All-Americans, Engineering Futures, & Polar Plunge

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) recently profiled seven current student-athletes who have earned Academic All-American honors. Rose-Hulman has produced 117 Academic All-Americans and at least one Academic All-American for 30 consecutive years, which is the longest annual streak among NCAA Div. III institutions. According to the news article, “on two occasions, Rose-Hulman student-athletes have been named Academic All-American of the Year in their respective sports: Kevin L. Kluemper, IN B ’91, baseball (1991), and Ryan J. Loftus, IN B ’98, track and field (1998).

Sarah C. Jensen, IN B 2015, a chemical engineering graduate at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and third team volleyball Academic All-American (2015) was one of the current students profiled. She led all 2015 NCAA Division III volleyball players with 23 career triple-doubles, in terms of kills, assists and digs in a match. She earned first-team all-conference recognition in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She is taking graduate courses in advanced reactor design and advanced chemical engineering thermodynamics in preparation for a career in bioprocess research and development for Eli Lilly and Co., starting this summer.

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On Sunday, February 21, the Florida Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi is hosting a free professional development workshop open to all students at the University of Florida. The workshop entitled “Group Process” is part of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Futures Program. In addition, lunch will be provided to participants. Please RSVP here.

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At the ninth annual Polar Plunge in Lake Snowden (OH), several members of the Ohio Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Ohio University, participated in the event that raises money for the Special Olympics. Participants must raise a minimum of $50 in pledges and then plunge themselves into the mostly frozen Lake. Caden B. Brooker, OH D 2017, a junior civil engineering major took the plunge this year for a personal reason.

“I’m here to support my cousin, who competes in Special Olympics every year,” Brooker said prior to his jump. “It’s my first time jumping. … I’m kind of scared, but we’ll see what happens.” Click here to read the coverage of the event from The Post (OH).

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