New President, UMBC EWeek, Museum Engineering Day (Feb. 2017)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has named P. Barry Butler, Ph.D. (IA B ’79), as the sixth president beginning on March 13, 2017. Currently, Dr. Butler is executive vice president and Provost at the University of Iowa. In addition, he has held the position of Dean of Engineering at Iowa where he is also a full professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering.

Click here to read the news announcement for more information on Dr. Butler and his new role at Embry-Riddle.

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The Maryland Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is hosting a full week of activities to celebrate Engineer’s Week 2017 (Feb. 19-25). The kick-off event is speaker Brian H. Wayman, Ph.D. (MD D ’99), who is a program manager at GE Healthcare. Dr. Wayman will discuss his life journey.

Other events for the week include a scavenger hunt (Tuesday, Feb 21), lab tours (Wednesday, Feb 22), and the Battle of the Engineers (Friday, Feb 24). View the full calendar of events on the MD Delta’s website.

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The Riverfront Museum, in Peoria, IL, is hosting an Engineering Day and free day on Sunday, February 19. The event includes regular exhibits and the American Society of Civil Engineers 26th Annual Bridge Contest where middle school students compete to design and construct a bridge using standard index cards.

The Illinois Delta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at Bradley University, is one of the partners and participants in the events on Engineering Day at the museum. “Engineering Day provides kids with an opportunity to see some of the cool and exciting things that engineering entails,” said Nick Rae, planetarium educator and science curator, “Kids also have a chance to ask questions and interact with some of the people who are doing it for a living.” Read the news announcement for more information.

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