Tufts Positions, USF Event, & Honda Hires (September 2017)

Tufts University is seeking candidates at the rank of lecturer, assistant professor, and professor of the practice. Here are a few of the disciplines with openings: biomedical engineering, computational material science & engineering, electrical & computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and more.

Click here for more details from the listing on The Chronicle of Higher Education. To apply for a position, visit this page.

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On September 18, the Florida Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at the University of South Florida sponsored a professional development event at the University of South Florida. Presenters included Paul Schnitzler, Ph.D. (FL G ’57), a faculty member at USF that gave insights on what industry-level resumes should look like.

FL Gamma Khan

Details of the event were posted on LinkedIn by Yunus Khan, FL G 2017, a chairperson of the FL Gamma chapter. See an image from the event above.

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Honda Motor Co. has announced the addition of “300 jobs at two Ohio factories as it begins mass production of the redesigned Accord flagship sedan for 2018,” according to a Forbes news article.

Investments will also include new welding robots and other upgrades as it begins building the company’s first turbocharged engine. Honda R&D will be recruiting at the upcoming Tau Beta Pi Graduate School & Corporate Recruiting Fair in Dearborn, Michigan, on October 13.

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STEM Talk, Hyperloop Founder, & Environmental Engineering Position (September 2017)

On Tuesday, September 19, at 7pm (ET) join @EducationNation and @DiscoverEorg (on Twitter) for September’s #ToolkitTalk. This month’s topic is “Pathways to STEM: Inspiring the Next Generation.” Marvi A. Matos, Ph.D. (PR A ’01), project group lead for materials and processes at Blue Origin will be one of the featured speakers.

Dr. Matos earned her bachelor’s (University of Puerto Rico) and Ph.D. (Carnegie Mellon University) in mechanical engineering. She is an “active presenter of scientific outreach to middle and high school students in efforts to increase their engagement in math and engineering.”

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently profiled Josh D. Giegel, PA B ’07, president of engineering, co-founder, and board member of Hyperloop One. Giegel earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State and a master’s from Stanford University. Both of his parents are engineers.

Hyperloop One launched in 2014 and this past August a prototype pod reached 192 miles an hour in the Nevada desert. This was the first display that the concept of hyperloop travel could work. Click here to read the article for more information.

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is looking for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in environmental engineering with an emphasis in emerging environmental challenges.

According to the job post from The Chronicle of Higher Education, candidates for the position are required to have earned undergraduate and doctorate degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by October 31, 2017 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled

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Convention Speaker, Jobs, & Academic Leadership Awards (September 2017)

James A. Anderson, MI E ’66, is the keynote speaker for the Advisor and Mentor Appreciation Banquet on Friday, October 13, at the 112th Convention of Tau Beta Pi. Mr. Anderson is president, CEO, and chairman of Urban Science, a global consulting firm, with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.

He actively supports and is involved with his alma mater at Wayne State University, where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. Read more about Mr. Anderson.

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Here is a list of current job opportunities:

1. Intern – Civil Engineering at Kimley-Horn in Nashville, Tennessee
2. R&D Electrical Engineer-Flight & Ground Test at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico
3. Assistant Professors for ME Tech & Industrial Engineering Tech at the University of Dayton (OH)
4. Cyber Cryptographic Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Annapolis Junction, Maryland
5. Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialist at Belcan in St. Louis, Missouri
6. Senior Engineering Specialist with City & State of Oak Ridge, Tennessee
7. CFD Engineer with Koch-Glitsch in Wichita, Kansas
8. Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)

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The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded seven college presidents with Academic Leadership Awards to support academic initiatives on their campuses. According to the press release, the presidents are being recognized for their “excellence in undergraduate education, the liberal arts, equal opportunity, the development of major interdisciplinary programs, international engagement, and the promotion of strong ties between their institutions and their local communities.”

Maria M. Klawe, Ph.D. (CA W ’73), president of Harvey Mudd College (CA) is one of the recipients.

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TBP Recruiting Fair, VCU’s 15th, & Marconi Young Scholars (September 2017)

On October 13 in Dearborn, MI, the Association’s annual Graduate School & Corporate Recruiting Fair will take place at The Edward hotel. This event is free and open to all Tau Beta Pi members. We encourage all of those within driving distance to join us. If you are too far away, you can submit a zip folder of resumes for your chapter members. The deadline to submit these files is September 15. Read the full instructions here.

Recruiters and sponsors are being added daily, check out the list. Companies recruiting this year include: BAE Systems, Honda R&D, KLA-Tencor, Sandia National Laboratories, Shell, & Texas Instruments. Current grad schools include: Columbia, MIT, Northwestern, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, & more.

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The Virginia Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is raising money for a new Bent monument for their campus to commemorate the 15-year anniversary of the chapter’s installation into Tau Beta Pi on March 1, 2003.

At the chapter’s first business meeting of the fall term, a discussion was had regarding a study room service to be provided on campus and other outreach opportunities. Visit the chapter’s Facebook page for more information, images, and videos from chapter activities.

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The Marconi Society has announced its class of four 2017 Paul Baran Young Scholars. Young Scholar candidates are nominated by their academic advisors. Winners are selected by an international panel comprised of engineers from leading universities and companies. Read the announcement for bio information on each scholar.

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Glass Pioneer, Jobs, & OSU Scholars Program (August 2017)

Steven B. Jung, Ph.D. (MO B ’06), is CTO of Mo-Sci Corporation, a custom glass solutions company located minutes from the Missouri S&T campus. Dr. Jung began working there almost immediately after completing his Ph.D. dissertation. An article from Missouri S&T Magazine, profiles Jung and his relationship with Mo-Sci Corp. founder and S&T professor emeritus Delbert E. Day, Ph.D. (MO B ’58).

Jung and Day began collaborating on research “into the effect of borate-based glasses on soft tissue.” This has led to Jung becoming a Dr. Day protégé with 15 U.S. and foreign patents to his name. Click here to read the article for more information on their relationship and the “bioresorbable” bandage made from glass that simultaneously promotes soft tissue growth.

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Here is a list of current job opportunities:

1. Biomedical & Medical Engineering positions at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida
2. Civil Engineer – Substation Engineering with Portland General Electric in Tualatin, Oregon
3. Systems Engineer w/Program Management at General Dynamics in Herndon, Virginia
4. Operations Research Scientist at MapAnything, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee
5. Dean – College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs
6. Metrology Engineer 3 (Lead Metrologist) at Northrop Grumman in Baltimore, Maryland
7. Sales Engineer 2 at Windstream Communications in Knoxville, Tennessee
8. Senior Chemical Engineer with Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Missouri

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Oklahoma State University (OSU) has announced an inaugural gift from the Rickie Fowler Foundation to establish the scholars program in the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. Fowler is a professional golfer, played two seasons as OSU earning All-America honors, and is ranked sixth in the FedExCup standings this year.

OSU Dean Paul J. Tikalsky, Ph.D. (WI A ’84), told Fowler about the NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program, which features more than 45 engineering schools around the world addressing some of society’s most pressing issues. Fowler wanted to support OSU students and efforts to solve global challenges. Read the news article.

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Academic All-American of the Year, Engineering Design Position, & Hi-Def Maps (July 2017)

Recent biomedical engineering graduate of Texas A&M University Sarah E. Gibson, TX D 2017, has been named the Division I Academic All-America® of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She is a two-time first team Academic All-American, graduated with a 4.0 GPA, and was a 15-time All-American as a swimmer.

Gibson was the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and led her team to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships, the best showing in program history. This summer, she is a member of the U.S. National Team competing in the 2017 FINA World Championships in Hungary. Click here to read the announcement.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education has a job listing for an assistant professor in engineering design/ mechanical engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. There are two full-time openings for faculty appointments in the mechanical engineering department.

Read the job listing for more information, such as the preferred specializations of human centered design, engineering education, and machine design.

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Several news outlets are reporting on a new autonomous driving startup focused on making high-definition maps. Lvl5 is co-founded by Andrew M. Kouri, VA A ’14, and has a goal of creating high-definition maps of every route in the U.S. to sell directly to car companies.

Most recently, Kouri was working at Tesla as an autopilot engineer. His bachelor’s degree is in engineering science from the University of Virginia. The other two co-founders of Lvl5 formerly worked at Tesla and iRobot, respectively. For more information on the technology and business plan for the new startup, read the article from the Business Insider.

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Jobs, Alumni Events, & Joint BME Chair (July 2017)

Here is a list of current job opportunities:

1. Facility Mechanical Engineering Senior with Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colorado
2. Aviation Logistics Engineer 3 at Northrop Grumman in Huntsville, Alabama
3. IMG CoreMedia VR Pipeline Engineer at Apple, Inc. in Santa Clara Valley, California
4. Production Engineer at Tate & Lyle in Loudon, Tennessee
5. Senior Geotechnical Engineer at DNV GLAS in Norway
6. Assistant or Associate Professor – Cybersecurity at California Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
7. Electrical Engineer at Arconic in Morristown, Tennessee
8. Senior Chemical Engineer with Burns & McDonnell in Kansas City, Missouri

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There are several alumni gatherings of Tau Beta Pi members scheduled to take place this July. You can find the calendar with a list of all events here. A reminder that these events are open to all Tau Bate (alumni and student) from any chapter, unless otherwise stated. Find details below on upcoming events. Click here for a list of contacts for all 41 active TBP Alumni Chapters.

Birmingham, Alabama – Wednesday, July 12 (social meeting at brewery)
Irvine, California – Saturday, July 16 (social & meeting)
Minneapolis, Minnesota – Tuesday, July 18 (social event)
Los Angeles, California – Sunday, July 23 (social & meeting)
Stillwater, Oklahoma – Tuesday, July 25 (dinner meeting)

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Susan S. Margulies, Ph.D. (NJ D ’82), has been named the chair of the department of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in injury biomechanics. Dr. Margulies is currently a professor of bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and will begin her new appointments on August 1, 2017.

According to the news announcement, her research spans the micro-to-macros scales in traumatic brain injury in children and ventilator-induced lung injury. Dr. Margulies earned her B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University.

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