New Dean, C&B Video, & First Pi Day Summary (March 2016)

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has named Doreen D. Edwards, Ph.D. (NY S ’97), as the next dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Dr. Edwards is currently dean of the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University (NY) and acting vice president of Statutory Affairs for the university. She will join RIT on July 1.

Dr. Edwards will be the first female dean of the university’s engineering college, which is the only one in the United States that is named after a woman. She joined Tau Beta Pi in 2012 as an eminent engineer. Her Ph.D. was earned at Northwestern University (IL) in materials science. Click here to read the news story.

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In conjunction with the April 1 deadline for Tau Beta Pi collegiate chapters to submit their ratification ballot, below is a video with information on the Constitution & Bylaw amendments approved by the 2015 Convention. More information, including Q&A documents and a discussion forum, is available here.

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The Tennessee Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of Memphis, was the first chapter to submit details of their Tau Beta Pi Day activities. On March 14, the chapter hosted its second annual Tau Beta Pi Day that included selling pie to raise funds for the Idlewild Elementary School, a local school that operates on a STEM platform, and collecting donations through Pie-a-Professor. The event was a great success and below is an image of the faculty that participated. Special thanks to Allison E. Fetz, TN E 2016, chapter vice president for submitting information.

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