Michigan Tech Dean, Mississippi State Engineering Society Scholars, & Central Texas Events 2018

Janet M. Callahan, Ph.D. (CT B '83), is the new dean of Michigan Technological University's College of Engineering. Previously, Dr. Callahan was chair and professor of materials science and engineering at Boise State University. Her bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Callahan helped to establish the... Continue Reading →


IIT Provost, Pilani Distinguished Alumnus Award, & Valencia College Dean (July 2018)

The Illinois Institute of Technology has announced that Peter K. Kilpatrick, Ph.D. (IN G '83), will join the school on August 1 as the new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Currently, Dr. Kilpatrick is the Dean of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from... Continue Reading →

UNO 25 Years, Tesla Job Opening, & Academic All-Americans (July 2018)

Eustis Engineering LLC, geotechnical firm, recently posted an image to it's Facebook page of the celebrations from the Louisiana Epsilon Chapter's 25th anniversary at Crawfish Mambo. The LA Epsilon Chapter at the University of New Orleans was installed March 13, 1993. Several chapter advisors are in the above image, including (far left) Pierre Champagne, LA... Continue Reading →

Idaho State Outstanding Students, Academic All-Americans, & In Memory of Tennessee Jones

Idaho State University has announced 12 recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Student Award for graduating seniors. Two of this year's class are Tau Bates, including: (Read article) Larinda Nichols (ID B 2014) - a nuclear engineer at Applied Engineering Services, Inc., holds bachelor's degrees in mechanical and nuclear engineering, and a master's degree in nuclear... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Research, 288 TBP Scholars, & Interim Associate Dean (July 2018)

The University of South Alabama (USA) profiled hurricane research being done by assistant professor Stephanie M. Smallegan, Ph.D. (GA A '10), and her students to "determine the extent to which hurricane conditions" would affect Dauphin Island (AL). According to the article, graduate student Brittany E. McMillan, AL E '17, and junior Evan M. Mazur, AL... Continue Reading →

Sumner Award, UC San Diego Awards for Excellence, & Convention Update (July 2018)

Stanford University has announced that engineering professor Andrea J. Goldsmith, Ph.D. (CA A '86), has been awarded the 2019 Eric E. Sumner Award. Dr. Goldsmith is in the electrical engineering department and her research focuses on the design, analysis, and fundamental performance limits of wireless systems and networks. The IEEE citation reads "For contributions to... Continue Reading →

SNMMI President-Elect, MSU Assistant Dean, & USPTO Post-Grant Webcast (June 2018)

Vasken Dilsizian, MD (MA D '77), is president-elect of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. The new slate of officers was announced during the Society's Annual Meeting June 23-26 in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Dilsizian is professor of radiology and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of the Division... Continue Reading →

NC Michigan College President, UC Santa Cruz Images, & USF 1885 Celebration (June 2018)

David R. Finley, Ph.D., P.E. (IN E '94) has been selected as the president of North Central Michigan College beginning July 2, 2018. He has been serving as dean of Lake Superior State University's College of Innovation and Solutions (formerly College of Business and Engineering). Read this article for more details. Dr. Finley received a... Continue Reading →

Science Channel Trains Engineer, STEM Fund, & Brown Commencement Awards (June 2018)

The Science Channel produces a show "Impossible Engineering" in its fourth season. The most recent episode premiered on June 14, 2018 and was entitled "Monster Mountain Trains." Tau Beta Pi District 15 Director and mechanical engineer at Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Inc., Christopher W. Potts, CA U '16, profiles the first train on the episode.... Continue Reading →

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