Tau Beta Pi has announced the 2016-17 class of Association Scholars. This year 210 students were selected to receive cash awards for their senior year of engineering study. Read the press release for more information, including the names of several new scholarships. Short biographies of the Scholars will be published in August in conjunction with the Fall issue of The Bent magazine.
The Missouri University of Science & Technology has announced Braden T. Lusk, Ph.D. (MO B ’00), as the chair of the mining and nuclear engineering department at Missouri S&T beginning August 15. Currently, Dr. Lusk is a professor of mining engineering at the University of Kentucky (UK).
After earning his bachelor’s and Ph.D. in engineering from Missouri S&T, Dr. Lusk joined the UK faculty (2006). Now he is returning to his alma mater with a track record in research, teaching, and having won the UK Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teacher in mining engineering award seven times. Click here to read the announcement.
Associate Professor Todd E. Humphreys, Ph.D. (UT G ’00), and a team of researchers have installed their first car with precise vehicle positioning, “which is 100 time more accurate than your standard GPS.” The new sensor will cost less than $100 and could help bring the reality of autonomous cars to daily life. Read the news story from KXAN-TV (TX).
“This tech knows if you’ve drifted out of the lane and can tell you down to a few inches that you’ve got to bring the car in,” says Dr. Humphreys. “Then ultimately you can wrap a control loop like this and now it can drive the car, keep you in the lane while you’re doing something else.”